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 throughly enjoyed this museum. The tiles themselves were gorgeous, and the church embellishment was eye-popping. It was also interesting to learn about how the tile-making process changes through... 
    I throughly enjoyed this museum. The tiles themselves were gorgeous, and the church embellishment was eye-popping. It was also interesting to learn about how the tile-making process changes through...  more »
  • A must do place to visit, displaying amazing walls covered in different designs, pictures and patterns using tiles. All set within a former church, the displays are carefully and thoughtfullh... 
    A must do place to visit, displaying amazing walls covered in different designs, pictures and patterns using tiles. All set within a former church, the displays are carefully and thoughtfullh...  more »
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  • The museum was super sweet once you get inside and there is more than just tiles. Some of the paintings and other stuff inside is incredible. The only down side is the location, kind of hard to get there and away from it. Was able to get student discount here and that definitely made it worth it.
  • 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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