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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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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 worth the trip old church amazing collection on display portuguese culture well worth the visit couple of hours public transport azulejos centuries history
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very beautiful museum just in the centre of the village. If you can't visit the other place, it is a good option.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very Well présented Good understanding of the histoiry of azulejos and tecnics Modern museum The room with the présentation of the scenary of old LISBON before earthquake Was very intéresting

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was expecting to see tiles dating back several centuries. I wasn’t expecting to see the modern and abstract ceramic tile art pieces.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roderick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of my favorite museums I’ve ever been to. . . . and it’s tile. Very special tile at that. Amazing beauty and history. Watch the film off the chapel. Not to be missed

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jenni Y
January 22, 2019|
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November 5, 2018|
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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
January 8, 2018|
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Yes, there was WiFi inside the museum. we went rhere with the red bus and go further in the same way
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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
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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
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