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Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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Reviewed today via mobile

This museum is a treasure that is both historically rich and a visual treat. The quality and breadth of the tile exhibits is extraordinary. And the chapel is absolutely breathtaking. It's a must-see if you're in Lisbon.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 423PeterR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Portugal has been using tiles decoratively on its architecture to great visual effect for centuries. To understand how this beautiful art form took flight, spend a few hours at the National Tile Museum. Housed within an old, large 16th religious convent, the museum has a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ProjectZen
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the Azulelo Museum, it's in a superb setting and there is a lot to see, well laid out. The history and development of the glazed tiles in Portugal can be studied in whatever depth you require and by the look of things,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 834roger
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tile museum in Lisbon is definitely worth a visit! Tiles are such an important part of Portugal and this is a must while in Lisbon. I loved seeing old and new tiles alike and the building itself is gorgeous. The museum is a little...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank babsanna76
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum, fascinating tiles and their artwork; just a little awkward to get to, not in any charming areas of the city. But worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank torontoniana_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

Both my daughter and I liked the tiles a lot. The museum entry and inner spaces were so nice and relaxing. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gokhangokce71
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is in a 16th century convent, so you see tiles originally on the walls of the convent, plus examples of tiles from all centuries. Don't miss the panorama of Lisbon tiles on the top floor.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DeborahH35
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little out of the way, so consider a bus or uber. It was a fine overview that helped us really understand the Portuguese perspective on Azulejos. If you have the time don't miss it. We skipped lunch there, but they have a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank expatdude
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 2 hour tour of the facility which features the history of tile and tile making in the area. Loved seeing examples of the evolution of the product to the present day. The star of the exhibit is a giant tile panorama of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank JoeC7777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic museum, if you are interested in tiles. Lovely pieces in a great location. The tile panorama of Lisbon alone on the top floor is worth the visit! However: The staff at the entrance was extremely unfriendly for no reason at all. The museum...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank daniellM5020WW
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We purchased tickets when we arrived at the museum. There was no line and it wasn’t at all crowded but we were there midweek in September. If you are traveling in the busy summer months or visiting on a weekend you may want... More