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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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All reviews beautiful tiles former convent portuguese tiles tile work pre earthquake unique museum beautiful chapel art form gift shop panoramic view of lisbon excellent museum old church worth the trip amazing collection on display portuguese culture well worth the visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tile museum is a bit far from most of Lisbon’s other attractions. I walked from Rossio and it was about 50 minutes. The good news is, the distance made it far less crowded than other places. It’s small and the tiles are very pretty....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MissEinDC
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum gives a large range of different aspects of the history. It has a wide range of titles produced in Portugal, which is one of the countries main beauty attractions. If you enjoy art or history this museum has a lot of interesting aspects...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SummerMcK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum to learn more about the history of tiles in Portugal. It is located inside an old monastery so has rooms running along an interior courtyard. When you get there there is an app you can download, so bring headphones (which we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pdxdebbe
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was filled with extraordinary, colorful tiles dating back to the Moorish times. However, as much as we wanted to learn of the history of tiles, most descriptions were in Portuguese, which we couldn't read! We had a lovely lunch in its cafe and...More

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

Inside the museum you'll learn about the history of tiles, which is part of the city history. Tiles are everywhere around Portugal, so understanding its importance makes us more aware of its influence in the history of Portugal. If you like history, it's worth visiting...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RaquelM1346
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see to get the real flavor of Portugal and its tradition of producing magnificent azulejos. Located in a former monastery, the building is historic, the rooms unique and the environment ideal to showcase the many examples of tiles produced through the ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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April 14, 2019|
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Response from DeborahH35 | Reviewed this property |
2 mile walk from downtown along the water, then cross street at train station and walk in old neighborhood when you reach the train station
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Response from traveltawk | Reviewed this property |
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