Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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



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Attractions near Cruise Port: 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
Museums: The only museum in Portugal dedicated to the azulejo, the decorative tile, this superb cultural facility is set in and around the beautiful cloisters of the Convento da Madre de Deus, founded in 1509....  Read More
Family-Friendly Museums: The National Tile Museum enjoys a beautiful setting within the cloisters of the 16th-century Convento da Madre de Deus in the eastern suburbs of the city. This is one of Portugal's most important...  Read More


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  • 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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