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National Tile Museum

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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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$35*
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Lisbon's Azulejos - The Famous Tiles of Portugal
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Magnificent jewel of a museum

A wonderful display of tiles and their history in relation to Portugal, dating back centuries in a beautiful monastery. Although out of the way, it is about 25 minutes walk away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

A wonderful display of tiles and their history in relation to Portugal, dating back centuries in a beautiful monastery. Although out of the way, it is about 25 minutes walk away from Santa Apolonia station and well worth the walk. We stayed for a meal in the beautiful garden restaurant, which was very reasonably priced. Definitely recommended if you are... More 

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A wonderful collection, well organized by periods beginning from the 1500s. On the 3rd floor there is a beautiful composition from before the 1755 quake, picturing all Lisbon's major buildings, its almost 100 feet long and amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is situated a bit far from the center but is really worth a visit. You will learn about the history of Portuguese tiles, the azulejos, and see how they are made throughout the ages. Buy a combination ticket together with Pantheon to skip the line in the latter.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is one of the museums to be visited.The colorful tiles and ornaments are worth seeing.Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you love tiles this is heaven and it is also excellent if you are interested in history (fabulous pre-earthquake tile panorama with funny little donkeys and masses of churches). The cafe is worth a visit - for the tiles!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We loved the museum and it's collection especially the top floor full Lisbon map. It is best to visit with the Lisbon card.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When visiting portugal and Lissabon one of the most enjoyable things you will see everywhere are the mosaic-works and tiles everywhere in the city. When you want to see and learn more of the history of Tiles in Portugal the Tlie Museum is a must. Located outside the citycentre, so grab the bus or taxi. Ask bus driver where to... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The good: interesting, quite comprehensive overview of tiles. As it is part of an old convent, you can visit the old church decorated opulently with tiles and gold, paintings etc. The museum has a very nice cafe with a shaded outdoor courtyard. The bad: getting to the museum is a mission. On the website it only cites bus lines (the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was cool to learn about the history of tiles and the amazing work that went into making each one. It's a nice size and interesting varied exhibits. I found this museum really interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Museu do Azulejo was a good surprise I wasn't expecting. You can understand the history of tiles in Portugal and visit a beautiful palace/monastery altogether. Thumbs down to the ticket lady who was a bit rude and the screening on one room that had the video of the director speaking in French without translation to Portuguese

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