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National Tile Museum

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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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All reviews former convent pre earthquake beautiful chapel art form gift shop panoramic view of lisbon old church worth the trip amazing collection on display portuguese culture well worth the visit couple of hours public transport azulejos centuries history
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Reviewed today

This museum is a little out of the way, but was worth the trip. There are so many ancient and contemporary displays of tiles, and information about its use in Portugal's diverse history. The gift shop is underwhelming, but the cafe is lovely and has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marie400nl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is accessible with bus 759 from praca de comercio. The museum is very nice and recomended, many roomes with a huge variety of tiles,,,particularly the church,,,we stayed there about 1.5 hour and enjoyed every moment. A recomended place to visit in lisbon..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alberthazan45
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a challenge on wet days but worth it. Take bus 718, 728, 742, 759, OR 794 Eastbound from praço do Comércio (large open area on waterfront with statue of former king on horseback. the bus travels along Av. Infante Dom Henrique. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kyredhead16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very interesting, not only do you enjoy seeing the different art forms of the Portuguese azulejo, but you also learn a bit of history throughout the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annyshka1990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we walked there and took the tram back . it is out of the way, but gives a background on the tiles...with plenty of contemporary pieces as well. ate lunch in the cafeteria

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is in a former convent. The display and information about history of tiles is great, and the chapel and sacred places of the convent are gorgeous and have wonderful tile work as well. If you enjoy the tiles on building and in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 81EricaC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you fell in love with all the azulejo work you saw in the streets of Portugal, or at places like Pena Palace, this Museum explains how it all started. It's a bit far from the city center, but it is well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JML02118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting here with public transport is not as quick or easy as Google Maps would have us believe. However the museum itself is week worth a visit. Just the right size of museum that you can tour it in an hour or so, before you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterhundermark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5€ Uber from city centre. 5€per adult, under 12 free. Interesting display and wonderful location. Combine with a parque dos nacoes visit as is in the same part of town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skivaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see in Lisbon. You learn about the tile industry in Portugal and all the art involved in it along the centuries. Amazing collection. In top floor a complete scene of Lisbon made with ancient tiles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fabian M
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6 November 2018|
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Response from traveltawk | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets when we arrived at the museum. There was no line and it wasn’t at all crowded but we were there midweek in September. If you are traveling in the busy summer months or visiting on a weekend you may want... More
9 January 2018|
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Response from luciana222016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was WiFi inside the museum. we went rhere with the red bus and go further in the same way
11 August 2017|
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Response from Gael G | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum 2 weeks ago. The fare was 5.5 euros per adult