Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon

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Housed in the monastery of Madre Deus, Museu Nacional do Azulejo showcases tiles dating back to the 15th century. If you are interested in ceramic tile work or in learning more about a specialty of the region, take the time to visit this museum. Step inside and discover azulejo--the painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tiles. The Moors brought this craft to Portugal, where it has become an essential part of the country's culture. It's typically seen in churches, palaces, homes, and even railway stations. Explore the colorful, decorative exhibits that chronicle historical and cultural events in Portugal throughout the last several centuries. Make Museu Nacional do Azulejo a centerpiece of your Lisbon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lisbon trip planning app .
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  • I've never seen so many beautiful pieces tiles in one place! Wonderful! Those who like should not fail to go to a place like this! It is the living history of Portugal told through the TILES!
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  • Everywhere you go in Portugal, you find decorative tile (azulejo), and the museum is a great way to understand the why's and how's of this unique art. Don't miss the 30 m. long tile mural of Lisbon be...  more »
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  • Great museum with loads of really amazing tiles. The church inside it is something else --- totally over the top decor. The panorama of Lisbon before the earthquake in tiles is amazing. Also some of the more modern pieces are really good and a nice contrast to the traditional ones. Not too costly which is good.
  • One of the most impressive places to visit if you like or appreciate art work. Great collection of tiles depicting religious scenes, daily life of the era and other artistic designs. The tickets are reasonably priced and I found it well worth the money.
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