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National Tile Museum

Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Portugal is practically synonymous with azulejos, or decorative tiles. They are most visible on building exteriors across the country, but are also found lining a variety of interior surfaces, including ceilings, walls, mantles, and even altars (at one point in Portuguese history, churches were the...More

1  Thank MissLemondrop
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Wow, an enormous collection of hand painted tiles ceramic tiles, a unique art form and part of the Portugese culture and heritage. This museum collects and guards a precious collection of tiles first created in the 15th century, that a times takes your breath away...More

1  Thank vuepoint
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Museo is in a lovely old building and contains a wealth of tiles dating from the 1500's onward. Exhibits for the most part have English as well as Portuguese labels, and they are arranged chronologically so that there is a sense of the development...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This museum is a bit of the radar on terms of location in Lisbon, and it makes it calmer and relaxed. It isn't very big but holds a very nice variety of azulejos. It's been a pleasure. Also nice to catch it for free every...More

Thank Galtamusic
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Located in the former Convent of Madre Deus, the historical building is of significant interest, besides the comprehensive displays of tiles down the ages. The tile collection features decorative ceramic tiles or azulejos from the 15th century to the present-day. It also includes ceramics, porcelain...More

Thank Roshni2011
Reviewed 17 May 2016

When visiting Lisbon and you see all those beautiful tiles on houses one cann't pas this interesting museum full of Old and some new tipical Portugees tiles

Thank R9443YQinfo
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A must visit if you have the time in Lisbon. A little out of the way, and as others have suggested you can reach the museum by bus or taxi. We had no trouble finding the museum and walked from the city square, a 15...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Portugal is famous for its tiles, and this museum shows the finest examples to great effect. The building is an old convent, so there is Manueline stonework as a bonus. The exhibition follows the history and development of tiles, with some wonderful examples. The labels...More

Thank Leytongirl99
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This museum presents an extensive collection of tiles from many periods (up to the present time), displayed with clear explanations and didactic exemplars. We went on a rainy day and enjoyed the visit (although it is a bit far from the city center, and the...More

Thank Simona G
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This Lisbon historical place is a bit off the beaten track but absolutely worth the visit. Portugal clearly, is famous for its tiles being a keynote part of its architecture and this place brings it all together. After the third room we visited, I felt...More

Thank Geoffrey P
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How long would a steady pace tour of the museum take please?
16 June 2017|
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Response from irmazulic | Reviewed this property |
I would also say around one hour, maybe two if you would enjoy a coffee break in the beautiful garden
How far is National tile Museum from Alfama area- can you walk there?
24 March 2017|
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Response from alittletoolate | Reviewed this property |
as others have mentioned it depends on which part of alfama your in when going to the tile museum but from santa apolonia train/metro station if you start your walk from rua dos caminhos de ferro which runs down one side of... More
How far is National tile Museum from Alfama area - can you walk there?
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Response from alittletoolate | Reviewed this property |
i am not sure what happened to my other reply but as others have mentioned it depends on which part of alfama your in.i walked from santa apolonia train station like pilgrim99 and as long as you start your walk from rua dos... More