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Address: Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
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+351 21 810 0340
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic...

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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This should be on everyone's must-see list!

Given that tiles play such an important role in Portuguese society, it seems odd that people would skip an opportunity to learn more about tile work and see the progression of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 March 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Given that tiles play such an important role in Portuguese society, it seems odd that people would skip an opportunity to learn more about tile work and see the progression of different styles through the years. The museum has three floors full of tiles! The very last set of tiles is a big tile panorama of Lisbon. Very impressive! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Could not believe the fine work done by Portuguese craftsman when creating the multitude of various designs, and the colors used.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

With my student ID card it was only 2.50€ to get in. The building is beautiful & the exhibits are even more beautiful. The history is cool to learn about and even cooler to see later in the streets of Lisbon

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Shropshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Spent an interesting morning here. A really old building and the displays are well thought out and clearly displayed. The huge pre earthquake vista of Lisbon entirely shown in tiles was amazing! The museum cafeteria was excellent and very good value.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

From the outside, it is hard to suspect all the treasures presented in the museum. The different styles of tile are presented in a chronological order. Some beautiful specimen are displayed. A magnificent church rich fully decorated with the finest gold, painting and flooring can be admired.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We did not go to a lot of museums in lissabon. But the azejulo's are important for the history. So we went there with no idea what to see. But it was interesting to learn about the history of azelujo and there was a really great chapel as well in the museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We enjoyed seeing tiles several hundred years old and through the centuries to present day. The tile museum was quite memorable and felt like we were seeing quintessential Portugal. If you visit, seek out the audio. No museum staff in all the museums we visited verbally offered audio to us and I think that there is much to benefit from... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The museum offers a peaceful experience on a really typical portuguese decoration. It is really worth the visit. Exhibitions are nicely planned. The Café is peaceful with free wifi.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

If you like your design and tiles this is a great place to visit- Museum has a fantastic collection of tiles from across the ages - some stunning. Museum also has a nice restaurant / coffee area as well. Very nice and relaxing place to spend a few hours. A little bit off the main Lisbon track but not that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to visit, relaxing and just gorgeous tiles from the past and current.Being housed in an old monastery creates an ambiance equal to no other. A do not miss to understand, and appreciate Portuguese history and culture through the ages.Cafe available for light meals as well.Yummy crepes!

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