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Housed in the monastery of Madre Deus, Museu Nacional do Azulejo showcases tiles dating back to the 15th century. If you are interested in ceramic tile work or in learning more about a specialty of the region, take the time to visit this museum. Step inside and discover azulejo--the painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tiles. The Moors brought this craft to Portugal, where it has become an essential part of the country's culture. It's typically seen in churches, palaces, homes, and even railway stations. Explore the colorful, decorative exhibits that chronicle historical and cultural events in Portugal throughout the last several centuries. Make Museu Nacional do Azulejo a centerpiece of your Lisbon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lisbon trip planning app.
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Tours to Museu Nacional do Azulejo
$40 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Three Routes Including Tram
Duration: 2 hours
$52 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise
Duration: 2 hours
$203 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Lisbon Highlights Private Tour - With Private Tour Guide
Duration: 3 to 7 hours
$162 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Tile Workshop and Private Tour Including National Tile Museum
Duration: 8 hours
$171 BOOK WITH VIATOR Azulejo Private Tour - National Azulejo Museum and Pastel de Belem tasting
Duration: 5 hours
Museu Nacional do Azulejo reviews
Given that this is a big part of the portuguese cultural heritage, this museum is very disappointing. The tiles are beautiful, and it's a nice collection, but zero historic context is given. Not a...
Given that this is a big part of the portuguese cultural heritage, this museum is very disappointing. The tiles are beautiful, and it's a nice collection, but zero historic context is given. Not a... more »
Lots of tiles and visually beautiful. There was however little description . Would have liked to know more about the production of the tiles. We were unable to download the app guide and the staff...
Lots of tiles and visually beautiful. There was however little description . Would have liked to know more about the production of the tiles. We were unable to download the app guide and the staff... more »
Surprisingly interesting and well laid out museum of ceramic tiles. Informative displays in themed galleries showing how important tiled pictures have been in Portuguese history. From early times when design.ideas and ceramic techniques were brought from China to more recent times. Puts into context the wide variety of and extensive use of tiling on buildings around Lisbon. As a bonus there is a very pleasant cafe as well.
This place feels packed with interesting stuff. Both the building and the exhibits provide plenty to keep you occupied. Technicians are actively restoring tiles, making it clear that the organization isn't standing still. It's a bonus that the museum has a fantastic map which provides an easy-to-follow route through the history.
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