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Address: Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 218 100 340
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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The museum itself is already an historical place but even if you are not attracted because you feel it will be boring, change your mind, it is super interesting and you have some... read more

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum itself is already an historical place but even if you are not attracted because you feel it will be boring, change your mind, it is super interesting and you have some splendid pieces. It is fascinating and I have learned a lot.

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Delray Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Housed in an amazing palace/monastery covering three floors, the history and science of tile work in Portugal is shown with magnificent examples of the ceramic art work used on walls, in chapels and palaces, and fountains. Despite the need to improve the physical plant (elevator didn't work, some areas not open), it was an amazing collection of beautifully crafted and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy the craftsmanship and beauty of Portuguese tiles, this place is definitely worth the short trip from downtown Lisbon. Literally thousands of tiles thoughtfully displayed in a manner which sets out the history of Portuguese tiles, and thus to a great extent, the history of Portugal.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum is by the harbor. And there is a cafe in the museum which offers very tasting bites to eat. Reserve several hours to see everything in the museum. You can download an app for an iPhone for the museum which will guide you to the important stuff. The museum has free Wi-Fi which you can use to download... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this museum on 17 November 2016. Initially we were told that it was not possible to walk to this museum but believe me it is possible and it will take approximately 20-30 minutes walking depending on your pace. As you exit the cruise terminal turn right and make your way towards a light blue building which is the... More 

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Lublin, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you would to learn about azulejos - you have to visit it. You can see azulejos from last centuries, read about they history and functions.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a trip for those interested in the little colourful tiles. Particularly good on a rainy day. Nice cafe in a pretty courtyard setting. Be warned that the shop closes for 2 hr in the lunch time slot, if you were hoping to buy azulejo tiles.

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Brighton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a fan of decorative tiles for decades and yet this is the first time I've been to this museum. I got a 759 bus from near the main square in Lisbon and it stopped virtually outside. The museum is very well laid out, taking you through th history of tiles from the 15th century up to today. A... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at the National Tile Museum as part of a Solo Traveler day with a young woman, Raquel, who spent the day as my guide to the history of Tiles in Portugal. After a great Tile workshop tour, painting tiles and lunch in a fishing village we ended up at the Tile Museum which is housed in an ancient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love it!! Yes it is full of tiles but these tiles are so beautiful! It is an art museum. It is so particular and beautiful that you can't miss it!

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