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Address: Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
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+351 21 810 0340
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic...

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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I went to this museum on my 2nd day in Lisbon and I'm so glad I did. As you walk through the museum and follow along with the audio tour provided by the free downloadable app... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to this museum on my 2nd day in Lisbon and I'm so glad I did. As you walk through the museum and follow along with the audio tour provided by the free downloadable app (free wifi too!) you will get such a history lesson that will ground your stay in Portugal. The historical and cultural significance of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an unusual and great museum in an old building with a church near the Tago river, less than two miles from the center. It shows the technique of making tiles dating back several centuries and its evolution. There are 3 floors of exhibition plus a church with the wall tiled and a very rich baroque inside. Well worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss this museum. Learn about the history of mosaicos in Portugal and be amazed by their beauty. The restaurant in this museum has excellent food at very convenient prices and the personnel is extremely friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only is this museum a kind of heaven for anyone interested in ceramics, it is in a wonderful building with a magnificent church that alone would be worth the modest price of admission. To explore the history of tile-making in Lisbon is an immersion in the history of the city and the power of artistic and architectural expression. For... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice depiction of tile history. Make sure to download the voice app, and get your headset. Ask reception.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth going out of the city centre to visit the museum. They have a complete history of Portuguese tiles. Make sure you find the Lisbon panorama, it is a view from the waterfront of the city prior to the 18th century earthquake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be off the beaten path, but it is a must see while you are in Lisbon. It is a very unique museum, very beautiful. It is only 5 euro Opening hrs. Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 Closed on Monday Free entry- First Sunday of each month.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

he museum is on the outskirts of Lisbon centre with a 5E entry (March 2017). There are plenty of displays showing the evolution of styles and the history. There is a pleasant cafe in the courtyard with friendly staff. A good place for lunch. We caught the bus from its terminus (a temporary looking bus stop pole!) in front of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to see the history of the azulejo (tiles) in Portugal. The museum is in a converted small monastery which has an amazing chapel. You will see tiles from different centuries and get an understanding why azulejos are such a part of Portuguese culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum Nacional do Azlejo was a hidden gem. Off the beaten track but accessible by walking along the river or taxis. The 16th century convent includes some of the most well maintained cloister and richly decorated church.The historic tiles where amazing.

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