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National Tile Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 reviews former convent pre earthquake beautiful chapel art form gift shop panoramic view of lisbon old church worth the trip amazing collection on display portuguese culture well worth the visit couple of hours azulejos centuries madera history
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting museum unlike any I've ever seen. There are some beautiful displays of tiles in chronological order, but would benefit from more written information and a general introduction to tiles and their importance in the city. It was handy as part of the Lisboa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iAndrewm
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you enjoy tile or art, this is a must do! I could have wandered the halls of this magnificent place for days! There were so many beautiful tiles presenting in an interesting and informative way. It was easy to understand and didn't feel overwhelming....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ana_DeLaPera
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a visual explosion of traditional tile from Portugal. The chapel itself is worth the visit, with gold ornamentation, precious gems, amazing carvings!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to learn everything about Portughese Tiles. The museum has an App with audio/video guide and fre wi-fi in the premises.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Guilherme V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tiles entered in Europe through the Byzantine and Arabic conquests of the South of the Continent. Only in Portugal they became symbol of national identity. Enjoy the journey through their history! The museum is showing technics, temporary exhibitions of modern applications of the art...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rokambur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the price ticket is 5euro and there is a bus 752 from the center stop in front of the museum. I have to say it is not something that looks very interesting but it is a kind of art for me the most impressive was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to visit this on a wet Sunday, and it was well worth it. The layout of the museum is excellent and take your time to slowly see each section. The tiles are amazing as are the design and history behind them all. First...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GarethSW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really wonderful museum. The painting on the tiles gives an insight into the life of people in centuries past and is often humorous. Lovely tropical garden an cafe to have a cuppa before leaving.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hotshallot2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tile Museum is down near Alfama to the east of Train Station Apolonio. The day we went it was raining heavily, and we got an Uber taxi there - BTW We used Uber on numerous occasions while on holiday in Lisbon and never had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a huge collection of tiles, but also beautiful interiors of the monastery. At first I was skeptical but the tiles impressed me. This is a magical journey through the centuries of Portuguese ceramics. You really have to see it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 November 2018|
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Response from traveltawk | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets when we arrived at the museum. There was no line and it wasn’t at all crowded but we were there midweek in September. If you are traveling in the busy summer months or visiting on a weekend you may want... More
9 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
11 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