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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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  • One of the best maintained museums. Very interesting and beautifully presented history of tiles. Its a pain to get there but it is worth it. 
    One of the best maintained museums. Very interesting and beautifully presented history of tiles. Its a pain to get there but it is worth it.  more »
  • Tiles are a huge part of Portugal's 🇵🇹 history and they can been seen all over in the architecture of Lisbon. This museum hosts decorative ceramic tiles or azulejos from the second half of the 15th....  more
    Tiles are a huge part of Portugal's 🇵🇹 history and they can been seen all over in the architecture of Lisbon. This museum hosts decorative ceramic tiles or azulejos from the second half of the 15th....  more »
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  • I have to say that the people working the cafe inside of this Museum are doing one incredible job. I have not seen them sit down and they are so polite and committed to customer service it makes you want to go back again and again they are simply a delight! What's more, the man at the front desk helped me stay safe in the city of Lisbon as a Solo Traveler and for that I am thankful
  • When in Lisbon, you should visit this place. The whole museum has been merged with a church I suppose. The ceiling works and paintings in the church are astonishing. The tile works, both ancient and the contemporary are definitely worth the visit. There is a small gift shop and also a very cozy and beautiful Cafe there. There is a lift to the upper floors as well.

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