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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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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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This museum is a bit of a walk from the centre of town, but worth it. A relatively small museum, but a huge variety, all housed in a beautiful former convent, including an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is a bit of a walk from the centre of town, but worth it. A relatively small museum, but a huge variety, all housed in a beautiful former convent, including an astounding chapel. It's an interesting art form, and very important in Portugal, so definitely worth learning about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant museum....housed in an old monastery it has a fabulous collection of tiles...beautifully displayed ....it has a fabulous cafe and courtyard...the museum has access tho the most stunning church you will see anywhere...there's a display of tiles depicting Lisbon in the 15C before the earthquake....this panel was found in the basement of a church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My family stayed in Lisbon for nine days during the first week or so of April. Out of all the places we went to, the National Tile Museum was one of the many that left an impact. The colors were bright, and the tiles were all rich with art and history. It is definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is housed in a former convent in the district of Xabregas, Lisbon on Madre Deus street. The following buses go to the museum 718,742,794. Its quite a long way from central Lisbon but worth the effort. If you dont read Portuguese maybe it is best to hire the equipment, as not all sections are translated. As well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was a cool place to visit to learn about Portuguese art. It wasn't very expensive either. It wasn't overwhelmingly amazing, but it was still really cool. I had a good time and would recommend it. It's small so don't plan to stay too long though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This museum has tiles from many different centuries and in many different styles. The processes for producing the tiles are explained in detail, and the museum is also attached to a beautiful church that has paintings from the 1700s. If you are interested in art, or tiles, or just like to look at pretty things, this is a great way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This museum was the last on our list. We were glad that we did make it as the collection was just amazing. All the tiles and palaces/sites we'd seen came together in this museum. The techniques and colours and history all made sense. Beautiful displays of ancient and contemporary tiles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You can happily spend half a day here, marvelling at tiles through the ages, seeing how they develop through the centuries, and looking at their intricate designs. Gorgeous artwork. And a very nice courtyard garden in which to lunch or sip a glass of vino if you so desire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This museum gave us a terrific introduction to Portuguese tile. We spent another three weeks in the country -- including Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Cascais, Sintra -- and all the tile we saw in situ in those places made much more sense to us. Very decent cafeteria too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Azulejos are the signature national art form in Portugal and this is the place to explore their history and see terrific examples. The museum is off the beaten path from many of the tourist attraction in Lisbon and is best to get to by taxi; it is close to Alfama district and is good area to parley into a day.... More 

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