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Address: Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 218 100 340
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic...

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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A fun thing to do and you get to paint your own tile.

We were expecting a routine tour about how tiles are made but instead had a delightful presentation of the history of tile and tile making in a beautiful setting. The guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Diane D
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Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were expecting a routine tour about how tiles are made but instead had a delightful presentation of the history of tile and tile making in a beautiful setting. The guide was very informative and kept us interested throughout the tour. At the end we painted our own tile which was delivered to us on our river boat at the... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have marveled at the tile throughout Lisbon, make this a stop. Check for free days. Bring a camera. The panorama room is not to be missed.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collection is outstanding both aesthetically and historically. The church desrves special atention due to the "azulejos" and gold carving

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

National Tile Museum is one of the highlights in Lisbon. One which was top of my list to see. Beautiful tile exhibits in a beautiful building. Had typical Portuguese codfish lunch along with a Sagres beer in the courtyard restaurant (also indoors). Service excellent. Food delicous. Wonderful place to relax and reflect on what you've seen at museum. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tile museum is housed within a monastery/ convent. The chapel is absolutely stunning. Lots of reliquaries complete with bits of bone! You can get right up close to see them. All the usual gilded altar and paintings but as its not a working chapel there are not the same prohibitions. The tiles are quite impressive and have come from... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reading the other reviews I feel we missed an opportunity. The museum now offers an app you can download but no wifi there so we has to depend on the little descriptions next to each piece which were very brief. Although we saw beautiful work we can't tell you much about them or their significance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This might be Lisbon's best museum. The collection of azulejos, or painted tiles, is stunning. In addition, the building is wonderful. The museum is located in the former Madre Deus/Mater Dei convent, and it includes the former chapel, which is decorated with astounding richness. Add to that lovely courtyards and cloisters, a chic cafe, and a tempting shop, and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has a rich display of beautiful tiles from very early times to the present. Learn about the development of the art through the ages as each rooms takes you in chronological order through the history of tiles in Portugal. Not a very busy museum, which is a shame because there is a lot to appreciate here. So a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an art museum by definition. But it should be best visited if you have a clue on tile art, otherwise you should visit it just to learn about the art that made Portugal famous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch place, serving between 12 and 3. Lovely waiters who are very helpful. Excellent menu (quiche, filled pancakes and a very good roast chicken) with a good selection of Portuguese wines. The puddings menu is a real delight: homemade chocolate mousse and also an apple pie. Not expensive, and then the beauty of the tile museum...

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