Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon

4.5
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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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  • Give a 50% discount to groups of 4 or more which is a much better deal than some other attractions in the area. Really nice, well priced cafe with a pretty enclosed ‘garden’ to sit in and enjoy. The d...  more »
  • We thought the tile displays were awesome & an Artform you cannot see anywhere else in the world!...And the chapel was stunning, from two levels. The cafe was lovely, excellent service. Two areas of i...  more »
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  • Great museum with loads of really amazing tiles. The church inside it is something else --- totally over the top decor. The panorama of Lisbon before the earthquake in tiles is amazing. Also some of the more modern pieces are really good and a nice contrast to the traditional ones. Not too costly which is good.
  • One of the most impressive places to visit if you like or appreciate art work. Great collection of tiles depicting religious scenes, daily life of the era and other artistic designs. The tickets are reasonably priced and I found it well worth the money.
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