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Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas

Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 888 1991
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Beautifully restored 17th century palace museum

This beautifully restored 17th century palace has a stunning collection of furniture, carpets and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Angela C
London, United Kingdom
Nice building in front of the Mirador Santa Luzia

The Palacio Azurara from the 17th century lies charming on a square above the Alfama and contains... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Ralf K
Wurzburg, Germany
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Housed in a corner of the 17th century Azurara palace, this museum features decorative arts from the 15th through 19th centuries, including textiles, furniture, painting, jewelry and ceramics. Guided tours to the Arts and crafts workshops which feature artisans demonstrating traditional crafts like bookbinding, wood carving and working with gold leaf.
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Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 888 1991
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This beautifully restored 17th century palace has a stunning collection of furniture, carpets and antiques displayed in a period setting, giving the visitors a picture of upper-class Lisbon life in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is housed in the 17th century palace of...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Palacio Azurara from the 17th century lies charming on a square above the Alfama and contains the Museu De Artes Decorativas. This collection is a real treasure trove of precious furnitures, paintings, porcelain and wall rugs which are accommodated in beautiful decorated rooms. They...More

Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you are at all interested in furniture or design, this is a very interesting place to spend an hour. The museum is bigger than it looks from the outside, as it is housed in an old "palace". Seeing the room set up as they...More

Thank CEA63
Reviewed 20 February 2017

There is an open area on the Largos Portas do sol where there were a pile of Tuk tuks sitting around and a small park with a spectacular view of Lisbon across the way on it. also sitting on this open area is the decorative...More

1  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet inside and expansive, each area or piece has a story behind it, being a smaller museum with no crowds and having time to read, stop and take in the personal nature of the artefacts made it tangible. The foundation established to preserve the skills...More

3  Thank G8svm
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I do not know the origin of this museum. I suppose it is another rich man's mansion with a collection of exhibits (paintings, furniture and decorations) from the 15th/16th century. The entrance fee is only €4. The place is not large. The chariot on the...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is a Portuguese treasure, and perhaps the most memorable thing on my entire trip was a separate behind-the-scenes tour of their restoration and reconstruction workshops. The museum cost €4 and the tour cost €10 – each fee was a bargain. Tours are offered...More

5  Thank neilbwh
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We happened upon this lovely museum by chance and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The museum is lovely, a reasonable size, and the staff were very interesting and helpful. But the real gem was the private tour of the workshops that...More

1  Thank reepster
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth visiting for the historic building, tiling etc even if you're not interested in the furniture and art. Small, perfectly preserved merchants house. Allow around 1 hour. Cafe and shop selling up market modern design. Close to cafes and viewpoints easy to fit in.

1  Thank VBrandon
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Small but very nice museum well furnished as a palace. You will see European and also Asian art. There is also café with nice patio.

Thank Jindrich M
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
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The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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Tamara L
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Response from G8svm | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 1 and a half hours - it will vary - if you're interested and ask questions- just looking it would be quicker - I recommend asking ! They're very knowledgeable