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National Tile Museum

Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“former convent” (51 reviews)
“pre earthquake” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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Reviewed yesterday

We thought that we could not leave Lisbon without visiting the Tile Museum. I wonder if there are any other such museums in the world? The tiles from the 1200's to modern day were stunning. There is also a very nice cafe in a covered...More

Thank perfectpillow
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really unique and informative museum, well curated collection, a lovely few hours' wander through the three floors of the collection. The pre-1755-earthquake Lisbon panorama on the top floor was breathtaking and not to be missed.

Thank Alpaca19
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful place. The building is fantastic. Shame the quadrangle in the cloister has not been kept well but the rest of the building was a haven of peace. Try the courtyard (interior patio) restaurant it was quiet and peaceful and not at all...More

Thank suewright180
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great activity for a rainy day in Lisbon! That being said, you will see tiles just as beautiful on you other explorations around the city.

Thank 417natalies
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this museum! You should not miss this! It’s part of the Portuguese culture. The collections are really amazing. Love the panorama of the pre-earthquake. The church inside is also a must see!

Thank Caballero28
Reviewed 4 days ago

Known for its tiles (you will see them everywhere) this museum provided the tourist with information on how the tiles were produced and of course many stunning examples. The museum is in an old convent and the buiding itself is impressive. Finally go hungry, the...More

Thank Dhengct
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a long hot walk out of Lisbon( no available taxis trains or buses due to marathon) this was a cool delightful and culturally informative haven, Set in beautiful grounds of old convent. Helpful staff, relaxing cafe and reproductions of Portuguese tiles from the 1500s...More

Thank Jillian F
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting little museum, set in an old monastery on the outskirts of the city. The most beautiful chapel and well presented displays of tiles arranged by period and style. An informative guide and garden/ tearoom.

Thank Pamah15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very informative guide who explained how the tiles are fashioned, painted and fired etc. Many of the tiles are telling a historical or religious story. The highlight for our Viking group was the fact we were each given a tile to paint,...More

Thank 802pamela
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is one practice that defines Lisbon, it's the use of tiles. You could spend days just looking at and photographing the wide variety of colorful tiles throughout the city. These tiles have a purpose beyond decoration: they serve to keep heat out and...More

Thank MayLehmannNYC
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Elgabon72 | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum 2 weeks ago. The fare was 5.5 euros per adult
17 June 2017|
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Response from irmazulic | Reviewed this property |
I would also say around one hour, maybe two if you would enjoy a coffee break in the beautiful garden
24 March 2017|
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Response from alittletoolate | Reviewed this property |
as others have mentioned it depends on which part of alfama your in when going to the tile museum but from santa apolonia train/metro station if you start your walk from rua dos caminhos de ferro which runs down one side of... More