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National Tile Museum
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Ranked #16 of 447 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The museum is really very nice and enjoyable. The church came as a surprise since I didn't know it was there, and it is sure worth a look!

Not really easy to find by public transportation if you take the bus n. 781 as it leaves you in the middle of a busy street and there are no signs to guide you to the museum, bring a map. The restaurant is not worth a lunch, maybe just a beer or coffee

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

It was a beautiful place. The exhibits were from the 15th to the 20th centuries, and were housed in a most attractive building. It was rather a long walk from the Santa Apolonia tube station so best to best to take the 794 bus.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

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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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a great museum. The Portuguese love their tiles. There were some spectacular peices. The museum has a lovely cafe and courtyard. Also the mosaic of Lisbon pre 1755 is not to be missed!

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

An acquired taste since everything is two dimensional and almost all the same color. We prefer ceramics. We were glad to visit but it was below our expectations.

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