Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Museu Nacional do Azulejo Reviews: 4.5/5

Museu Nacional do Azulejo
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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robert MacLachlan
Malmesbury, UK6 contributions
Jan 2022
I hadn't realised before visiting this museum how important tiles are to the whole history of Portugal. Having been to the museum I looked at the city of Lisbon in quite a different way because so many buildings are covered with tiles
Written January 7, 2022
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Margie D
York, PA530 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This was our first stop in Lisbon. Loved the tiles! It's located in the former Convent of Madre de Deus, 1509. The azulejos, beautiful hand-painted tiles, are found on the walls, on display, in the gorgeous chapel and even in the cafe. We took a taxi to the museum as it was not near our hotel. Metro was on strike when we were there.
Written December 31, 2021
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Perry
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Given that this is a big part of the portuguese cultural heritage, this museum is very disappointing. The tiles are beautiful, and it's a nice collection, but zero historic context is given. Not a word about who, why, where; just a brief note about when. If you want to learn things, not just looking at nice things, you'd do better going to the monastrey of St. Vincent de Fora in this regard. Or just looking around town where there are loads of tiles on buildings. Honestly, not worth it at all.
Written November 28, 2021
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Stewart Wright
East Preston, UK7 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Lots of tiles and visually beautiful. There was however little description . Would have liked to know more about the production of the tiles. We were unable to download the app guide and the staff in the museum were not just diffident they were darn right RUDE!
Left feeling pretty disappointed and customer service was none existent
Written November 25, 2021
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safarigirlNC
Prague, Czech Republic96 contributions
Nov 2021
Really enjoyed this museum - a lot to see, well presented; restaurant is also a fun place to visit and have a glass of 10 year old Port at the end of the day! Outdoor garden is nice as well as the interior of restaurant. The museum is a bit of a walk (and not a very scenic one) if you are staying somewhere 'central' but there are also buses, uber/bolt/taxis to take you there and back.
Written November 21, 2021
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ChristineBindert
Cascais, Portugal966 contributions
Oct 2021
A must see if in Lisbon. It is a bit out of the way ( 4.00 euros maximum with bolt or uber!) but well worth it. Do not miss the second floor panorama of Lisbon before the earthquake. Count at least 1h30 for a tour.
Written October 28, 2021
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Lisa
London, UK5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I expected more general tile creation knowledge over the centuries; this was mostly church tiles and too little info on the creation process. 20th century on top was also fairly small. Would call it more of a Christian tile museum than anything else.
Written October 15, 2021
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Michel
Zoutleeuw, Belgium1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very nice and interesting museum, but rather unfriendly staff. We were kicked out 15 min before closing and could not see the church.
Written October 8, 2021
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Julia
Trencin, Slovakia46 contributions
Sep 2021
The museum is very interesting with many different and beautiful tiles. I liked the most Panorama de Lisboa and architecture of the museum. The church is fascinating, you can go close to the altar and we were there alone.
Written September 24, 2021
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Justine S
Sao Romao, Portugal317 contributions
Sep 2021
Lovely place documenting the history of ceramic tiles on multiple floors. Staff are friendly and helpful. Entrance fee reasonable. In September the usual bus was diverted due to road construction so get off just before the expected stop and walk down the hill.
Written September 19, 2021
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