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Museu Nacional do Azulejo

R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa, Portugal
| +351 21 810 0340
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo  Lisboa  Portugal
Museu Nacional do Azulejo Lisboa  Portugal
Museu Nacional do Azulejo  Lisboa  Portugal
Museu Nacional do Azulejo Lisboa  Portugal

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Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Azulejos (glazed tiles) are a ubiquitous decoration throughout Portugal. They cover the facades and interiors of many houses in Lisbon, and are even used as historical markers. The Museu Nacional do Azulejo, located in a 16th-century convent, has a permanent exhibition that illustrates the heritage of these Portuguese tiles from the 16th century to the present, touching on everything from Ottoman geometry to Goan altars. Also on view here is a remarkable azulejo mural, A Grande Vista de Lisboa, which offers an idea of what the city looked like before the earthquake of 1755.

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AFAR Staff
over 4 years ago

Museu Nacional do Azulejo

The Tile Museum was a must-see for me while in Lisbon. It's in a convent, which makes it a beautiful setting. I loved the tile work and the chapel. It was one of my favorite places to visit.