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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a gem of a museum. It is not just all about the tiles. Take time to explore the whole place. From the outside it looks a bit run down and uninviting, but inside it is a wonderful treat.

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 2 days ago

A little way off from the city center is this outstanding museum of Portuguese tile. Room after room of awesome tiles, equally beautiful and historically significant works of art. You can sit for hours, mesmerized by the stunning murals. As far as I am concerned,...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This wonderful little museum takes you on a historical tour of Tile in Lisbon, and you can even make your own tile to take home with you if you'll be located in Lisbon for a few days.

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a combined ticket at the Pantheon for 7Euros per person. It's valid for a year, so no need to make it to both at the same day. The tile museum is modern, well-planned, circular and easy to navigate and everything is explained in...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tiles were beautiful. The history was presented in a way that was easy to understand and accessible for those who were visually impaired. The history of the building itself was fascinating, and the cathedral inside was an unexpected surprise.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know a lot of travellers are pressed for time to see all the sites when in new countries but if you have time up your sleeve than I highly recommend visiting the National Tile Museum. It is beautifully laid out with careful consideration for...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are excited by the tiles in the churches and all over Portugal, this ties it all together and provides wonderful history and panels of the gorgeous tile work. Surprises were found around every corner, and the extended scene of Lisbon before the Earthquake...More

Thank TravelingMainer56
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're at all interested in decorative arts, you must come here, it's a jewel. Explains the processes involved in manufacturing tiles and then covers Portuguese tiles historically in linear period fashion. A total ceramic joy.

Thank Nigel_P_London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Lisbon frequently on leisure trips as the husband is Portuguese. We decided to go to the Azulejo museum this time round to get some inspiration for decorating our home. The museum was wonderful, and is built around a church that is simply...More

Thank Reenee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Dont miss the church or the panorama tiles. It is a stop on the hop on/hop off tours.

Thank fmmom2015
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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 Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is an easy walk, maybe not the most interesting, but still gives you a feel for the city. We like to get out of the touristy eares anyway. We are in our 60s and walked both ways.