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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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Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

What a disappointment especially after our long walk to this museum. There are NO signs pointing the way...almost as if everyone agrees that it is a waste of time. We expected to learn more about the history and making of tiles in Portugal. Its name...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited June 23, 2019 with my spouse. The museum isn’t near anything else, so you need to take a bus, tuktuk, Uber etc. Uber was 1/2 the price of a Tuktuk to get from Chiado to the museum. If there is a line, expect a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the convent and amount of tile on display. We spent about 3 hours and it was well worth the cost, €10 for 2 adults. I would highly recommend a visit. The only disappointment was the guide map...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the tiles on the buildings of Lisbon. So, when I discovered this museum, I thought if I visit only 1 museum, it is this one. It is in a beautiful building and the collection is rich. The cafe is nice, too, a shaded...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mougou576
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum includes so many stunning tiles as well as a church with rich decorations. The top floor has a panoramic tile scene of Lisbon from before the earthquake. This is a must see spot, with the only challenge being finding the staircase from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank docoffee
Reviewed 1 week ago

With all the tile in Portugal the National Tile Museum was very informative and the displays of tiles and tiled scenery were beautiful. We stopped at the cafe afterwards for a relaxing drink.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large museum that is a walk through Lisbon history with amazing tile murals preserved on its walls. Very enjoyable to see. We took a taxi here since it was after our walking tour in Belem. Afterwards we had no trouble getting a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eholligan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love ceramics of all sort - industrial, decorative, household, religious, and artistic. With that said, this was a wonderful museum to visit during our 2-week trip to Portugal. I must say, my husband was less thrilled, but happy to oblige with my desire to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here early and walk through history and track the development of tile making in Portugal. It is a real eye opener and a delight. Our friends are not museum people and they loved it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Tile museum show the moor’s influence on building design in Lisbon The museum is in and old nunnery and they have beautiful displays of ancient and dome modern art tile. My description does not do it justice We took an uber to get here...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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May 25, 2019|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
The bus stops ½ block away, but return is one block closer to the river, not at the same stop.
May 19, 2019|
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Yes I think so. It is really nice, beautiful garden.
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‫We just walked/ it was a nice walk‬
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