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Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Azulejos — beautiful glazed tiles — are a ubiquitous adornment throughout Portugal. They cover the facades and interiors of many houses in Lisbon and are even used to impart information as historic markers. The National Azulejo Museum, located in a 16th-century convent, has a permanent exhibition that illustrates the history of Portuguese tiles from the 16th century to the present, touching on everything from Ottoman geometry to Goan altars. You can also see the remarkable azulejo mural, Grande Vista de Lisboa, to get an idea of what the city looked like before the earthquake of 1755 – the nearly unrecognizable cityscape illustrates the complete destruction in which the city was subjected; and further exemplifies the outstanding Pomabaline reconstruction.
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Azulejo—beautiful glazed tiles—are a ubiquitous adornment throughout Portugal. They cover the facades and interiors of many houses in Lisbon and are even used to impart information as historic markers. The National Azulejo Museum, located in a 16th-century convent, has a permanent exhibition that illustrates the history of Portuguese tiles from the 16th century to the present. You can also see the remarkable azulejo mural, Grande Vista de Lisboa, to get an idea of what the city looked like before the earthquake of 1755.
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National Tile Museum
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.
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R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm