Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 21 814 7747

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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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • Design and architecture