This is an art museum and a history museum combined, tracing the history of tile as an art form and using that to help interpret the history of Lisbon. The collection of tile art from the 15th to 21st centuries is really quite spectacular, with many outstanding pieces, not least of which is the depiction of Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake. An added attraction is the fact that it is situated in an old convent, the ornately decorated chapel of which is worth a visit in its own right.
The free audio guide is well worth getting; while a little long-winded in places, it provides an excellent description of what you are seeing and its significance.
When your feet grow tired, take a break in the wonderfully cool and relaxing garden attached to the cafe.
Reachable by the 759 bus, a taxi is just as cheap for two people.
This has been our most rewarding experience in Lisbon so far, and I highly recommend it.
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