Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Price guide: Budget

Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon

Price guide: Budget

Museu Nacional do Azulejo
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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Sightseeing

Expert review of Museu Nacional do Azulejo

A museum dedicated to Lisbon's ubiquitous ceramic tilework.

Lisbon's iconic blue and white azulejo tiles adorn almost every historic corner of the city. This museum, in a converted 16th-century convent, shows all manner of azulejo, from the early Moorish style that spawned the infamous design to the more modern interpretations. The highlight is certainly the 36-metre long tilework of the city, as seen before the 1755 earthquake.

Price advice: 

Entry is four euros, or free on Sundays before 2pm.

Expert tips: 
To get there from the city-centre, take the 104 or 105 buses from Praça do Comercio.

More information on Museu Nacional do Azulejo:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Museum, Religious site
Address:
Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon
Telephone:
21 814 7747
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue 2-6pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. Closed Mondays.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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