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National Tile Museum

Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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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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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Not many people know of this place but it is well worth a visit. The tile work is amazing and unique. I think we got in free with the Lisbon city card. We took the subway down to the closest stop to the place and...More

Thank Louise4366
Reviewed 3 June 2016

One of the most interesting museum in which I was. The topic are ceramic tiles, which are widely used in construction time ago . Away from the center ...

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 3 June 2016

undersold by the guide books this is a great museum in a splendid setting albeit some distance from the centre. It also has a half decent cafe.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The building is also fabulous, especially the Manueline courtyard. Give yourself enough time to explore and have lunch or a snack in the courtyard.

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is not your standard museum with statues and paintings. It is dedicated to the history and art of tile making and starts with Islamic designs and techniques used to glaze and cut the tile that was used in the early Moorish architecture. It continues...More

1  Thank keng350
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The museum was an educational experience as well as thorough in its explanations and examples of tile making. After a while you might get tiled out, but you walk away appreciating the work that went into the museum as well as the tile making process....More

1  Thank TravelerMikePlano
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very much enjoyed this museum which hosts an impressive collection of local tiles with good signposting in English. Would recommend the restaurant for a little snack before returning to town. Very polite staff.

Thank IsolaBella88
Reviewed 30 May 2016

If any visitors to Lisbon want some insight into Portuguese life, they should come to this museum. It offers a comprehensive look at the art of ceramic tiles, and how the Portuguese have perfected this art. What's interesting about this museum is that it is...More

Thank arejaysee
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The choice of location for this unusual museum is excellent, the disused monastery boosts an Azulejo and gold-encrusted church, inner courtyard and doorways, there is also a section of unusual and sometimes very bizarre modern tiles, a Lisbon panaroma filling a whole room and some...More

Thank Adionahina
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is the only tile museum I have ever visited or am ever likely to visit. I thoroughly recommend people to visit it because it is unusual. It is easy to get to via a short bus ride from the city centre. Buses are frequent....More

2  Thank AhlanM
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17 June 2017|
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Response from irmazulic | Reviewed this property |
I would also say around one hour, maybe two if you would enjoy a coffee break in the beautiful garden
24 March 2017|
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Response from alittletoolate | Reviewed this property |
as others have mentioned it depends on which part of alfama your in when going to the tile museum but from santa apolonia train/metro station if you start your walk from rua dos caminhos de ferro which runs down one side of... More
24 March 2017|
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Response from alittletoolate | Reviewed this property |
i am not sure what happened to my other reply but as others have mentioned it depends on which part of alfama your in.i walked from santa apolonia train station like pilgrim99 and as long as you start your walk from rua dos... More