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Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So Much to See

An excellent museum to spend an hour. Plenty of displays showing a history of Portuguese decorative... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Kelowna, Canada
Nice small collection

This museum features the personal decorative arts collection of Ricardo do Espiriti Santo Silvo... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Kristen S
North Carolina
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Housed in a corner of the 17th century Azurara palace, this museum features decorative arts from the 15th through 19th centuries, including textiles, furniture, painting, jewelry and ceramics. Guided tours to the Arts and crafts workshops which...more
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Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-411, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 888 1991
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

An excellent museum to spend an hour. Plenty of displays showing a history of Portuguese decorative arts. Spread out on three floors, it is ideal for self-guiding and is well worth th time to stop by.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Very impressive, well preserved personal furnishings from the 15-18th centuries. Beautiful rooms, well furnished, beautiful wood, tile and ceilings. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This museum features the personal decorative arts collection of Ricardo do Espiriti Santo Silvo, featuring artifacts from the 15th through 18th centuries. The collection is unusual in that it is displayed in the palace that was once the collector's home.The collection is well displayed in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This museum covers a very small part of Portuguese decorative arts: namely those made for the wealthy in the 18th century. The museum is sparsely visited, but worth a look if already in Portas do Sol.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This collection of furnishings includes some of the most spectacular pieces of inlaid furniture I've ever seen. Each room is a stunner, and the signs provide just the right amount of detail. Only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I wanted more....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank athenaaugie
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This beautifully restored 17th century palace has a stunning collection of furniture, carpets and antiques displayed in a period setting, giving the visitors a picture of upper-class Lisbon life in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is housed in the 17th century palace of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Palacio Azurara from the 17th century lies charming on a square above the Alfama and contains the Museu De Artes Decorativas. This collection is a real treasure trove of precious furnitures, paintings, porcelain and wall rugs which are accommodated in beautiful decorated rooms. They...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you are at all interested in furniture or design, this is a very interesting place to spend an hour. The museum is bigger than it looks from the outside, as it is housed in an old "palace". Seeing the room set up as they...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank CEA63
Reviewed 20 February 2017

There is an open area on the Largos Portas do sol where there were a pile of Tuk tuks sitting around and a small park with a spectacular view of Lisbon across the way on it. also sitting on this open area is the decorative...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet inside and expansive, each area or piece has a story behind it, being a smaller museum with no crowds and having time to read, stop and take in the personal nature of the artefacts made it tangible. The foundation established to preserve the skills...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank G8svm
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We were there about 1 and a half hours - it will vary - if you're interested and ask questions- just looking it would be quicker - I recommend asking ! They're very knowledgeable