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“Tile Museum in former Convent of MadreDeus”

National Tile Museum
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USD 59.16*
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Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Tile Workshop and Private...
Ranked #33 of 485 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Remarkable collection of tiles and paintings, carved wood cabinets, etc. The Chapel of Saint Anthony is simply amazing. There was also a small but excellent gift shop.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Beautiful tiles 15 th century onwards as fresh in colour as when they came from the kiln . Amazing designs . Make sure to see the top floor modern tiles

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Portuguese, along with the Arabs and Spanish are very good on tiles. We all influenced each other and in Portugal the tiles translate epochs and adapt to the rim of history. This museum is quite a must

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nothing is more iconic or prolific than the tile work throughout the entire country.

The National Tile Museum affords the opportunity to understand the history and significance of this art form all while strolling through a beautiful monastery.

The exhibits are broken out by century and the descriptions provide an overview of time period and provenance when available.

The panoramic display of Lisbon on the third floor is not to be missed.

Could have spent far longer at this Museum. Loved our visit.

I recommend the 759 bus to get to and from the museum. We got on around Sta. Apolonia (blue line metro) in Alfama Pirchase a 24 hour ticket at any metro station and gain unlimited daily access to all metro, buses, as well as the 15E team.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Set in the lovely building of an old convent. The tiles were good but there was also a beautiful church.

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