Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Art Museums, Attractions, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums

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Its enviable setting within the cloisters of the beautiful 16th-century Convento da Madre de Deus makes the National Tile Museum one of Lisbon's most alluring cultural attractions. This is the only...  Read More

  • Attractions near Cruise Port: "A tour of the museum also allows access to the church of Madre de Deus and its dazzling interior of gilded wood and ornate decoration."
  • Museums: "After your visit you can relax in the café-restaurant set in the gardens next to the cloister. Look out for the 19th-century tiles decorating the kitchen."
  • Family-Friendly Museums: "Free admission for children under 14, 50% discount for those aged 15--18 accompanied by parents."
  • Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Sited in Lisbon's eastern suburbs means that the National Tile Museum is nearer to Santa Apolónia cruise port than the city centre.
  • Best for Museums Because: As well as showcasing some of the loveliest tiles in Portugal, the museum provides an opportunity to visit the fabulous Madre de Deus church.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: A tour of the museum also takes in the neighbouring Madre de Deus church, renowned for its dazzling gilded wood interior and elaborate altarpiece.

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