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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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Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

One of the first things I noticed about Lisbon was the prevalence of tile on everyday structures in the city. While I was not a fan of all of the patterns, I was much more enthusiastic about the tiles I saw in neighborhood shops, on...More

Thank SHR262626
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Out of the way and worth it. A magnificent collection of tiles through the years. Tile exhibits ranged from small works of art to mural-sized.

Thank liz a
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had a wonderful guide of our own, she told a lot about tile and technique difference. and we saw amazing - simply amazing! masterpieces - I would never believe, that will be impressed so much. on our request for additional payment the museum organized...More

Thank Arochka
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This is the only Museum of tile that I have seen all of my travels. It is well worth a stop. The museum is very nicely set out, and there's a beautiful church in the middle of the museum filled with tiled walls and gold....More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Beautiful tiles and works of art. The staff there was very helpful especially explaining the tiles of the blue period in their history.

Thank beda l
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Despite it being a bit far out from the main city, this place is well worth the visit if you like art / patterns. be prepared to spend a good few hours there looking around. its not too busy in there so you can often...More

Thank ckwl
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I never thought a tile could be so interesting.Lisbon tiles seem to come alive. I wanted to visit this museum and was not disappointed. Was a little way out from where we were staying in downtown. But easily accessible by taxi. They have wheelchairs available...More

Thank Kauri2507
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Amazing examples of the art that can be achieved using tiles. Both tiles and the building itself were very interesting. I was late in day so did not have a chance to try the cafe but it (and the garden area beside it) looked inviting.

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Really lovely and interesting place to visit. A wonderful collection or tiles and some paintings too. The entire place was light, cool and spotless. Perfect retreat if the sun is too hot during the day. The church was out of this world. The only thing...More

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This museum traces the history of Portugal through its' tiles. There are tiles all over Lisbon on buildings, walls, the metro, etc. Here there are tiles from the beginning of Portugal through today. An interesting full wall mosaic of Lisbon before the earthquake.

Thank PanamaGeorge
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Kreytzman | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the National Pantheon first they'll offer you a deal to see the Pantheon and the Tile museum for 7 euro/person.
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 alittletoolate | Reviewed this property |
as others have mentioned it depends on which part of alfama your in when going to the tile museum but from santa apolonia train/metro station if you start your walk from rua dos caminhos de ferro which runs down one side of... More