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Museu Nacional do Azulejo

4,191 Reviews

Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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Sail into the sunset for fantastic views of Lisbon while you sip on local wine and listen to live commentary with this sailng cruise. You'll start at Belem, passing by the Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, the Ajuda National Palace, and Commerce Square, learning about the Portuguese capital as you go.
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rpsw11 wrote a review Aug 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico210 contributions73 helpful votes
1st time at Museu Nacional Azulejo. Recommend 1.5 to 3 hours to enjoy the history of Tiles in Portugal - very impressive, including The Chapel. We took a Taxi from Downtown and on the way back we did not wait that long for a Taxi to take us back to downtown (Reasonable Taxi fares).
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Himesh wrote a review May 2020
32 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The history of the wonderful tile tradition of Portugal is traced through thoughtfully laid out exhibits beautifully displayed. I didn't realize before visiting that the building itself is a treasure and is beautiful in its own right. The extensive and exquisite mosaic landscape of Lisbon before the great earthquake on the 2nd floor is a magnificent work of art as well as a historic historic record of the past. This is a very worthwhile place to explore.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Sharon H wrote a review Mar 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada2,071 contributions182 helpful votes
The amazing museum is located in the former Convent of Madre de Deus (founded in 1509) so the building (the cloister, vestry, upper choir, and St. Anthony’s Chapel) and its original tile work are spectacular examples of 1500’s art and architecture in themselves. In Portugal glazed tiles have been used since the 13th century. Initially tiles displayed plain colors and geometric shapes, but by the 16th century more decorative patterns, based on Hispanic, Moorish, and Islamic knot work and geometric patterns, emerged. These were gradually replaced by European motifs with plant and animal patterns, as well as gothic and romantic motifs. The museum’s collection traces tile development from the second half of the 15th century to present day. It was wonderful to wander from room to room and watch the stylistic changes in the tiles as time progressed. We saw everything from giant religious wall presentations and altarpieces, to fully-tiled rooms and stairwells, to hunting scenes and flowers, to fairytales and legends retold in tiles, to colorful tiled maps of Lisbon. St. Anthony’s Chapel was especially impressive—beautiful barrel-vaulted ceiling with a huge dome, blue and white tiled scenes along the back and side walls, and baroque gilding throughout. This museum is truly one of a kind—a Lisbon must see.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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SML-Travels wrote a review Mar 2020
Perry Hall, Maryland67 contributions33 helpful votes
This museum traces the development of Portuguese tile art over the centuries. It includes some full-sized churches and other major rooms as well as individual pieces of tile art. There are a few displays that explain how the tiles are made; unfortunately, those were largely signed only in Portuguese while most of the rest of the museum has signage in both Portuguese and English -- a curious lapse. However, this should be on your must-see list for Lisbon and was a great way of framing what I'd see on buildings across the city. I'm glad we went here first.
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Date of experience: March 2020
604Bruce44 wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions13 helpful votes
Nice old building and great collection of tiles. Beautiful old building including an impressive church. Short taxi ride from nearest subway station.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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