We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas

Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 888 1991
Review Highlights
Nice building in front of the Mirador Santa Luzia

The Palacio Azurara from the 17th century lies charming on a square above the Alfama and contains... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Wurzburg, Germany
Well worth a visit

If you are at all interested in furniture or design, this is a very interesting place to spend an... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 114 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 feature artisans demonstrating traditional crafts like bookbinding, wood carving and working with gold leaf.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Largo Portas do Sol 2 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 888 1991
Write a Review
Reviews (114)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 114 reviews

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

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Reviewed 29 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

Thank CEA63
Reviewed 19 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

1  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 11 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

2  Thank G8svm
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I do not know the origin of this museum. I suppose it is another rich man's mansion with a collection of exhibits (paintings, furniture and decorations) from the 15th/16th century. The entrance fee is only €4. The place is not large. The chariot on the...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum is a Portuguese treasure, and perhaps the most memorable thing on my entire trip was a separate behind-the-scenes tour of their restoration and reconstruction workshops. The museum cost €4 and the tour cost €10 – each fee was a bargain. Tours are offered...More

4  Thank neilbwh
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We happened upon this lovely museum by chance and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The museum is lovely, a reasonable size, and the staff were very interesting and helpful. But the real gem was the private tour of the workshops that...More

1  Thank Alaskafamily
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth visiting for the historic building, tiling etc even if you're not interested in the furniture and art. Small, perfectly preserved merchants house. Allow around 1 hour. Cafe and shop selling up market modern design. Close to cafes and viewpoints easy to fit in.

1  Thank VBrandon
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Small but very nice museum well furnished as a palace. You will see European and also Asian art. There is also café with nice patio.

Thank Jindrich M
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Close the the Patriarchal Cathedral and with a great view over the Tagus you will find this " hidden " Palace now called Museu de Artes Decorativas Portugueses , also known as the PALACIO AZURARA or even the Foundation Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva ....More

2  Thank carlos3005emlisboa
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
Nearby Restaurants
Lisboa Tu e Eu
833 reviews
.13 km away
Farol de Santa Luzia
619 reviews
.04 km away
A Fabrica de Santiago
258 reviews
.10 km away
Os Gazeteiros
95 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
1,049 reviews
.03 km away
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
123 reviews
.03 km away
Nobre Povo
19 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tamara L
How long is the duration of the guided tour of the workshops please?
30 May 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from G8svm | Reviewed this property |
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