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National Tile Museum
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Ranked #16 of 439 things to do in Lisbon
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Fee: Yes
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 February 28, 2014

Fascinating place in a great location at the convent. If you want a museum that reflects the history of the city, this is a good one to visit. Easy to get to by local bus and reasonably priced entrance.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

It is out of the way, there's nothing really in the surroundings which seems sketchy too, but it is worth the visit IF you're into art, tiles, etc. Otherwise skip it because you'll find it boring.
It is, however, a very interesting collection. Don't miss the huge tile panel of Lisboa before the earthquake: it is overwhelmingly beautiful!!!
The only down part is that for the fee they charge, it seems as if the venue should be in better conditions. It is worn off, showing lack of conservation, and the smell of mold is a bit too much in some of the rooms.
Other than that, it is worth adding to the list.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) as well as being an interesting museum in it's own right is housed in "the ancient Convent of Madre de Deus (Mother of God), founded in 1509 by Queen D. Leonor (1458-1525)".
The museum is a bit out of the way. However we caught the 794 bus from Santa Apolónia and it stops outside the museum. My recommendation is to tell the driver when boarding. Our driver was extremely helpful both on the way there and coincidently on the way back.
The museum is free on Sunday till 14:00 and also with the Lisboa card.
After spending about 1.5 hours in the museum we had a drink and baguette at the museum's very pleasant and reasonably priced cafeteria.

1  Thank StuartFromKirkham
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Got here sort of by coincidence as we visited the Oceanario first. On our way back to the center we made a stop at this Museu Nacional do Azulejo. We were flabbergasted, this is the most impressive museum that we visited in Lisbon. Especially the beautifully decorated church/chapel, which is of a splendour which we did not see elsewhere. And as far as the location (slightly out of the center) concerns: taxis are cheap and will get you there in a few minutes for under 8 euros. There's no excuse for not visiting!

Thank Jurrien P
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Lovely rooms with an extensive collection of Portuguese tiles. We took a bus there from the center near Rossio, but took a taxi back because we couldn't work out how to take public transportation--which had otherwise worked very well for us.

Thank cosmochick
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