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National Tile Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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All reviewsformer conventpre earthquakebeautiful chapelart formgift shopworth the tripold churchamazing collectionon displayportuguese cultureaudio guidewell worth the visitcouple of hoursazulejoscenturiesmaderahistory
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building, great cafe in a leafy courtyard and more tile displays than you'll be able to look at without getting tired, from all periods in history.

Thank Rachlea4
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was really looking forward to this museum since I love tiles. It was definitely interesting, but not sure if it was worth the 15 euro cab ride. There are buses that came by frequently, however, but I visited after an overnight flight and didn't...More

Thank JHRedSox
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the treasures of Lisbon. Many of the buildings in the city are clad in tiles, and this museum takes its visitors on a journey through the development of tiles in Portugal. One sees tiles develop from their earliest forms into more...More

Thank jaygeetee19
Reviewed 2 days ago

While off the beaten path, a short Uber ride will get you here. We enjoyed an excellent lunch in the cafeteria and thoroughly enjoyed the museum.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very educational in learning the history of tile making in Portugal how they were made to tell a story since the majority of the population could not read.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was amazing. The chapel was an extremely pleasant surprise. We spent several hours here.

Thank milehidi
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is absolutely a must for anyone who appreciates the colour, patterns and beauty of ceramic tiles. A beautiful building, a huge collection, extraordinarily presented. Be sure to download the free app on your phone before you go. It’s fantastic and will provide a...More

Thank westerngal57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great museum, full of meaning for the Portuguese architecture and design. Worth a visit and it gives a great explanation about the tile history!

Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wanted to see more of the beautiful tiles I'd seen around Lisbon. They have loads of displays from different eras and styles. The setting is really nice too with a courtyard in the middle. I was hoping to learn how they make the tiles...More

Thank djembe_caz
Reviewed 6 days ago

A most interesting site when found. There are 500 years of tiles displayed and often English translations of their history. Not on my guides wave length but feel it should have been. Recommended by a knowledgeable Portuguese friend which is why I went. After so...More

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8 January 2018|
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Response from luciana222016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was WiFi inside the museum. we went rhere with the red bus and go further in the same way
10 August 2017|
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Response from Gael G | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum 2 weeks ago. The fare was 5.5 euros per adult
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