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Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas

Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 888 1991
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First Class Attraction for Decorative Arts Lovers

I cannot recommend this museum highly enough for lovers of the decorative arts, especially for... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
David G
Kincardine, Canada

Worth a visit, there is so much to see, beautifully decorated rooms and impressive furniture and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Canberra, Australia
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Housed in a corner of the 17th century Azurara palace, this museum features decorative arts from the 15th through 19th centuries, including textiles, furniture, painting, jewelry and ceramics. Guided tours to the Arts and crafts workshops which feature artisans demonstrating traditional crafts like bookbinding, wood carving and working with gold leaf.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 888 1991
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I cannot recommend this museum highly enough for lovers of the decorative arts, especially for admirers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Run by a private foundation, this museum is a treasure house of furniture, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, etc. There's even a Cinderella-like carriage...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Worth a visit, there is so much to see, beautifully decorated rooms and impressive furniture and treasures. Do not miss going right up to the top to see the chair collection and the miniatures, worth the extra stairs. There is also a cafe, gift shop...More

2  Thank JanN048
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This museum contains a 17th century coach and a pair of flintlock pistols and everything in between. There are paintings and tapestries as well as assorted furniture and other items. Porcelain vases and silver plated objects are included. There seems to be room after room...More

2  Thank globeseeker007
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This museum was not listed in our guide book but we chanced upon while strolling in Lisbon one morning. Like the Gulbenkian, it is based on an amazing and eclectic private collection and is housed in the small palace of the Portuguese merchant family whose...More

3  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

What a good surprise This museum is like a home The spirit , how the furniture are presented and displayed The collection. Is so beautiful and in really good shape I compare this museum worth the one in Paris named Nissim de Camando in smaller...More

2  Thank ksarman
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The founder of this museum realized that the European artisans who could conserve the pieces in his collection were getting scarce so he bought the buildings next door and opened a school. Don't miss the daily opportunity for a visit as your jaw will drop...More

2  Thank VCF_Chicago
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Just below the castle in the Alfama district you will find this small museum. Items are varied including a collection of Portuguese dining chairs through the ages, miniature furniture and some Indo-Portuguese woodwork. But the real gem is the little restaurant where for only 10...More

2  Thank Diana S
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Museu de artes decorativas was a very nice place to visit. The collection is not to big and can be seen in around an hour. Banker mr. Espiritu Santo renovated the 17th century Palacio Azurara in central Alfama to make this wonderful museum. there is...More

2  Thank bas k
Reviewed 6 February 2016

After seeing castles and palaces, it was lovely to see the house of a smart Lisbon family, built to take advantage of the wonderful views of and from Alfama towards the Tagus. Interesting collection of furniture and room decorations, and quirky collection of chairs. By...More

2  Thank luja2016
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This place has a very nice collection of paintings and other object linked to the Portuguese history. The building is as well beautiful. Ticket cost 4 euro

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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Tamara L
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Response from G8svm | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 1 and a half hours - it will vary - if you're interested and ask questions- just looking it would be quicker - I recommend asking ! They're very knowledgeable