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“worth the trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Tile Museum

National Tile Museum
Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
(351) 21 810 0340
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Lisbon's Azulejos - The Famous Tiles of Portugal
Ranked #11 of 436 things to do in Lisbon
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This museum isn't exactly centrally located but its worth the trip. It is easy to get to the museum via public transit. The tiles on display are wonderful and the building the museum is housed in- a former monastery- is a sight to see in itself. When is Lisbon, add this to your list.

Visited August 2013
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“PORTUGAL´S SPECIAL. DON´T MISS IT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Tiles are Portugal´s Pride. This large Museum gives you a comprehensive view of tiles along the centuries. Plan a day long visit to it, this Museum deserves such a visit. There is a nice restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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“Heart of Portugal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Portugues are the masters of tiles / azulejos and the museum is there to prove it. I was completely amazed by it, the way they turned this carft into art. All over Lisboa (subway included) you can see great art works made by tiles of tiple made into artwork if you wish. The museum shows how the craft has evolved throughout history and a great panoromic view of old Lisboa crafted - obviously - in Azulejos.

There are some exhibits of modern / contemporary works which are also quite spectacular.

Visited August 2013
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“Great museum, worth the trek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was a beautiful museum, with rooms based in an old convent, the most ornate church, cloisters within and examples of tiles throughout the ages. The cafe was lovely, in an internal terrace garden and the best bit of all - the terrapins swimming in the pond. It was a real walk to get there however, a good mile beyond the main tourist areas, so either get the bus or wear comfortable
shoes!

Visited August 2013
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“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Was pleasantly surprised by this marvelous museum after Rick Steves gave it a mere one star (out of three) of places to visit in Lisbon. The building itself is gorgeous, and the tiles are really fascinating. Even if you don't think you're interested in tiles, this is well worth your time. In addition to tiles, there are church chapels and ornate interiors full of gold-leaf splendor and other architectural treats. Make sure to have a coffee on the large garden patio or lunch in the charming cafe.

Visited June 2013
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