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The tile museum lived up to its great ratings. The big surprise was the museum's home: a magnificent, richly decorated former convent chapel (really a good size church) and cozy, multi-story cloister. The museum's tile collection, some the length of a wall or stair case,...More
We got to visit this place on our last afternoon, with the added benefit of our own ‘private guide’. This amazing place is brimming over with interesting history, and having someone local to explain it to you is a huge plus.
We will no doubt...More
I never knew there was such an interesting history to tiles in Portugal. Also this is not at all an expensive museum. It is in an old mansion with wonderful grand rooms, some of which also contain inlaid floor and other types of exhibits, I...More
The Tile Museum has ceramic tiles dating back to the 15th century and tiles from all ages up until today. Unfortunately, the description of the tiles is written in Portuguese with only a few descriptions of the tiles in English. The exhibit is part of...More
The museum, while pretty, does not live up to the hype. It was a weird mixture of a LOT of religious tile imagery - it encloses an actual church- and then leaps into the 1920's focusing on objects instead of tile patterns. I would recommend...More
I took a azulejos pairing class near by and went straight to the museum. I was glad that I took the class before going, I could understand and admire more what I saw. The place is in a monastery, lovely in every way.
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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
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 to purchase in advance. Hope that helps.
Lisbon, 3 nights-itinerary? What do you think we are missing (8 Replies)
Arriving Saturday am,from USA, staying Lapa82-thinking of Hop on Hop off 2 tour loops-where to lunch? Where to eat dinner? Sunday- hoping to see Monastery of Jeronimos, Tower of Belem, National Tile Museum...where else? Monday-8hr tour of Sintra & Cascais Tuesday -9:00 flight to Barcelona(how much time to allow for taxi? When should we leave hotel?
March 12, 2014|
Hi MMR48. I think you have a good plan. My only suggestion is for you to try to fit Castelo de São Jorge, Alfama e Baixa (don't miss Praça do Comércio, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe) on Sunday afternoon. Have a nice trip
Final Itinerary (7 Replies)
This is my final itinerary. Is this ok, or do i need to change /add /delete stuff? Plus suggestions needed. 1. Arriving Sunday at 10:00AM - What to do? Take a ferry to Cacilhas and bus to Cristo-Rei? Where do i do that from? For Sunday and Thursday when i don't have the Lisboa card, do i just get a daily pass? Would it be worth it? 2. Monday - Day trip to Sintra ( Will use Lisboa card for Mon/Tues/Wed) 3. Tues - Padrao dos Descobrimentos , Monastery of Jeronimos, Torre de Belem, ...More
October 26, 2014|
hello sonagulab,cacilhas and cristo rei would be a relaxing start to your holiday.take the metro anjos to cais do sodre,just above the metro station is the railway station,just go straight through the main ticket hall where you'll see the ferry teminal,without any discount tickets it's only 1 euro 70 cents each way.when you get off the ferry you can't miss the bus station,bus number 101 will take you to cristo rei and back.i should add there's some excellent restaurants in cacilhas.for...More
3 days in Lisbon itinerary (7 Replies)
I'm planning a trip to Europe, and have just 3 days to spend in Lisbon. I'll be arriving on the overnight train (scheduled 0720) on day 1 and leaving on the overnight train (at 2118) on day 3. I'm also hoping to squeeze in a day trip to the Sintra area. So nearly 2 full days - not much, but will serve as a good introduction. DAY 1 LISBON Arrive 0720, hopefully be able to offload luggage at hotel - Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara - Rossio Square - Castelo de Sao Jorge - Panteão -...More
April 03, 2014|
Wow: I'm looking at your itinerary and hoping you have the opportunity to just sit around and enjoy the Lisbon vibe for a bit. It's a pretty special place.