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Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice small collection

This museum features the personal decorative arts collection of Ricardo do Espiriti Santo Silvo... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Kristen S
North Carolina
A step back in time

This collection of furnishings includes some of the most spectacular pieces of inlaid furniture... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
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Housed in a corner of the 17th century Azurara palace, this museum features decorative arts from the 15th through 19th centuries, including textiles, furniture, painting, jewelry and ceramics. Guided tours to the Arts and crafts workshops which...more
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Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-411, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 888 1991
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive, well preserved personal furnishings from the 15-18th centuries. Beautiful rooms, well furnished, beautiful wood, tile and ceilings. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This museum features the personal decorative arts collection of Ricardo do Espiriti Santo Silvo, featuring artifacts from the 15th through 18th centuries. The collection is unusual in that it is displayed in the palace that was once the collector's home.The collection is well displayed in...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This museum covers a very small part of Portuguese decorative arts: namely those made for the wealthy in the 18th century. The museum is sparsely visited, but worth a look if already in Portas do Sol.

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed March 18, 2018

This collection of furnishings includes some of the most spectacular pieces of inlaid furniture I've ever seen. Each room is a stunner, and the signs provide just the right amount of detail. Only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I wanted more....More

Thank athenaaugie
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This beautifully restored 17th century palace has a stunning collection of furniture, carpets and antiques displayed in a period setting, giving the visitors a picture of upper-class Lisbon life in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is housed in the 17th century palace of...More

5  Thank Angela C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The Palacio Azurara from the 17th century lies charming on a square above the Alfama and contains the Museu De Artes Decorativas. This collection is a real treasure trove of precious furnitures, paintings, porcelain and wall rugs which are accommodated in beautiful decorated rooms. They...More

Thank Ralf K
Reviewed March 29, 2017

If you are at all interested in furniture or design, this is a very interesting place to spend an hour. The museum is bigger than it looks from the outside, as it is housed in an old "palace". Seeing the room set up as they...More

Thank CEA63
Reviewed February 19, 2017

There is an open area on the Largos Portas do sol where there were a pile of Tuk tuks sitting around and a small park with a spectacular view of Lisbon across the way on it. also sitting on this open area is the decorative...More

2  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Quiet inside and expansive, each area or piece has a story behind it, being a smaller museum with no crowds and having time to read, stop and take in the personal nature of the artefacts made it tangible. The foundation established to preserve the skills...More

3  Thank G8svm
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I do not know the origin of this museum. I suppose it is another rich man's mansion with a collection of exhibits (paintings, furniture and decorations) from the 15th/16th century. The entrance fee is only €4. The place is not large. The chariot on the...More

Thank Yan C
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Response from G8svm | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 1 and a half hours - it will vary - if you're interested and ask questions- just looking it would be quicker - I recommend asking ! They're very knowledgeable