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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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Museu Nacional do Azulejo reviews
1st time at Museu Nacional Azulejo. Recommend 1.5 to 3 hours to enjoy the history of Tiles in Portugal - very impressive, including The Chapel. We took a Taxi from Downtown and on the way back we.... more »
We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The history of the wonderful tile tradition of Portugal is traced through thoughtfully laid out exhibits beautifully displayed. I didn't realize before... 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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