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Address: Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
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+351 21 810 0340
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic...

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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We walked from the Alfama district about 40 min. Along the river but very industrial area not pretty. The museum is very interesting, esp the church and choir loft. The panoramic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked from the Alfama district about 40 min. Along the river but very industrial area not pretty. The museum is very interesting, esp the church and choir loft. The panoramic tiles of the view of Lisbon is so long! You can by a combined ticket for this museum and the pantheon for 7 euros. The museum itself is five... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of a kind museum in a gorgeous part of Lisbon not that well know. Easy to reach by public transportation, but I recommend do walk there.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Museum is located within the beautiful monastic complex "Convento da Madre de Deus", a nunnery founded in 1509 and now closed. The English denomination “Museum of tiles” is probably misleading, suggesting that the visitor will see a "collection of tiles" whereas, in fact, he will see a collection of “artworks made with tiles”. Actually, “azulejos” means “tiles”. To those... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tile in Portugal is stunning and omnipresent which is why a museum dedicated to it is intriguing. Located a bit off the beaten path, it is walkable from the main areas but you need to be a committed walkers to get there by foot. There are lots of buses that can get you there though and so it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A complete and visual history of tiles in Portugal. Stunning and worthy of a couple of hours to visit.

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old convent cloisters provide the perfect setting for the display of all types of tile art. The area is quite large and the pieces are varied by style. Decorative panels are found throughout. The chapel of Madre de Deus is a total work of art in itself. Everything is displayed purposely and with great description. In the old cloister... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed all the amazing tile displays as well as the chapel and artwork. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place, so cool. Very old tiles and very modern tiles the full spectrum. The fact that they are in such good shape and are so incredibly old makes it fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An astonishing array of tiles and patterns, and I would recommend a visit, especially if you are into tiles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the tile museum during a day long tour. It was one of the highlights of our day. The museum shows the progression of tiles from the early 1400's to today. There are four floors of different tile from different times. The top floor has a tile panorama that was Lisbon before the earthquake/flood/fire, around 1800 (I think... More 

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