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Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
Phone Number: (351) 21 810 0340
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic...
A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic tiles, this specialty museum houses a splendid collection of decorative tiles dating from the 15th century to the present.
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Ceramics Like You've Never Seen Them! Who knew???

A lovely and atmospheric museum offering a superb introduction to and celebration of the fine art of Portuguese tiles. The modern contemporary exhibits are engaging and of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely and atmospheric museum offering a superb introduction to and celebration of the fine art of Portuguese tiles. The modern contemporary exhibits are engaging and of the moment, w there are unique historic works that can be seen nowhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A must see on you visit to Lisbon. Inside the museum is a beautiful church also and the tiles have been restored to perfection in places.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Set in a beautiful cloistered courtyard this place provides a good illustration of what good design can do - some of the colours and designs on old tiles just work so well. A real bonus is the cafe - really friendly staff, great ambience and top value for money - we enjoyed a great light lunch here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Portugal is all about tiles. It's a must see museum especially for people who like looking at something out of the ordinary. The tiles collection is beautiful and picturesque. It's a little bit difficult to reach but once you are there it's worth it. If you spend more time in Lisbon it's good to know that every first Sunday of... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is located a little outside of the city center. We actually walked it from Alfama, took us about 25 minutes (not the most inspiring walk - but during the weekend you pass a nice flea market on the way). The museum is located in a great building and the church itself is one of the highlights. We really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A short bus ride out of the city centre gets you to the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, housed in a quiet and peaceful converted convent. The route through the museum is designed so that each room tells the story of when they were introduced to Portugal and how they were made, also how they developed over time to reflect the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Plan 2H. Tourist bus stop just the other side of the street. Be sure to reserve at least 30 minutes for the Madre Deus Church accessible from the Museum. Gorgeous with relics of several saints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I found this museum a gem. One of the great beauties of Portugal is the tile work and this museum presents a gorgeous array of styles and different traditions. From the capricious and whimsical and fun to the terrific Geometric both of old and modern traditions. All housed in a lovely old building, nice book gift store as well.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Honestly, I never thought I would be interested in going to a tile museum. We were encouraged to go by other visitors, and I'm glad we did. It only takes a few minutes in Lisbon to realize the significance of the tile in the city's architecture. And at this museum one can view a multitude of tiles (or azulejos as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This museum is located outside of the central tourist area of Lisbon but it is worth the trip if you are interested in decorative arts. The museum is housed in a former monastery, the remains of which becomes an important part of the museum experience. The museum presents the history of tiles in Portugal and has some beautiful pieces.

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