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Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Lisbon, Portugal
4.4 / 48
The Museu Nacional do Azulejo is a fascinating museum that showcases the history of ceramic tiles in Portugal. It is housed in a former convent and features a stunning church and numerous walls adorned with beautiful azulejos. I highly recommend purchasing tickets online to avoid waiting in line. The price of tickets is $8, but seniors and young individuals can get them for $4, which is definitely worth it. You can expect to spend around an hour and a half exploring the museum, although you may spend more time if you delve into the history of the tiles. The church and choir room alone are marvels worth seeing. I initially thought the museum might be boring, but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of tiles on display, from new and modern designs to ancient ones. The building itself is interesting, and I took plenty of pictures. If I ever return to Lisbon, I would definitely visit again. The museum also has a charming cafe and a gift store. As a fan of tiles, I thoroughly enjoyed the museum's collection, which showcases the evolution of tiles throughout time. The location is beautiful, resembling a monastery. It's a pleasure to walk around and take pictures, and you won't feel overwhelmed with information. We purchased a combo ticket for this museum and the Pantheon, costing 7 euros per person. We bought it at the Pantheon and used it to skip the line at the museum. Additionally, the ticket is valid for one year, giving you plenty of time to visit. I highly recommend this museum. It is located in a former nunnery and left us awestruck with its chapel, reliquary, and phenomenal exhibits on Portuguese history. We even had the opportunity to make our own tiles, which was a great experience. Just make sure to allocate extra time because it is truly a visual feast. While I highly recommend visiting, it's important to lower your expectations. The museum mainly focuses on tiles with not much explanation of the process, history, or meaning. There are no interactive elements, just a vast collection of tiles. However, if that's what you're looking for, I suggest buying tickets online and noting that the museum is closed on Mondays. The Tile Museum in Lisbon offers a captivating journey through Portugal's tile-making history. The collection features intricate designs, vibrant colors, and a diverse range of styles that beautifully depict the country's cultural heritage. The museum's exhibits, displays, and interactive sections are well-curated, making it a must-visit for art enthusiasts and history lovers. Housed in a former convent, the building itself adds to the overall charm of the experience. Whether you're an art connoisseur or a curious traveler, the Tile Museum offers a delightful and insightful exploration of Portugal's artistic legacy. The museum boasts a great collection of traditional Portuguese tilework, housed in a former convent. The tickets are reasonably priced, and while it may be slightly out of the way, it is easily accessible by taxi. However, there could be more explanation about the artwork and the building's history. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a visit. I recently visited the Tile Museum and found it to be a nice museum overall. However, I was disappointed by the lack of explanation for many of the tiles. The ground floor is the best part in terms of telling the story of tile progression in Portugal, but this narrative is not continued on the upper floors. Additionally, the upper floors can be quite stifling on hot summer days, as there are relatively small fans in each room. On a positive note, I was charged a student rate even though I didn't have my UK student card with me, which I appreciated. The museum is reasonably priced and definitely worth a visit if you're interested in tiles. If you enjoy this type of museum, it is well worth it. The museum is quite large, with different areas dedicated to different time periods, including modern ones. The space itself is beautiful and adds to the overall experience. I visited with separate entrance tickets and also had the option of a combined ticket with the Pantheon, which allowed me to skip the main queue. However, even with the regular entrance fee of €5, it is still a good value for money.
Address:Rua Madre Deus 4, Lisboa
Phone:+351 21 810 0340



Very interesting museum, it presents the history of the ceramic tiles in Portugal. It includes an amazing church and various walls full of azulejos. I.. Read more »
$8 for a ticket, $4 if a senior or young, but we'll worth it I'd say. About an hour and a half worth of viewing material and maybe more if you delve i.. Read more »
Well worth the visit! At first thought, it sounded boring. But when we went, it was great! They had tiles that were new and modern, and ancient. There.. Read more »
I am a big tiles fan. I love every tile in Lisbon and there they show the history of tiles and all kinds of variations through time. It’s located in a.. Read more »
This is located in a former nunnery. I can only say they we were awestruck by the chapel, the reliquary and the phenomenal exhibits of the history of .. Read more »
I would highly recommend to visit, but lower your expectations, there are just tiles, not so many explanations of the process, or history of it, or th.. Read more »
The Tile Museum in Lisbon is a captivating journey through Portugal's rich tile-making history. The collection showcases intricate designs, vibrant co.. Read more »
Great collection of tile work, with beautiful examples of traditional Portuguese tilework, housed in a former convent. On top of that, tickets are not.. Read more »
I visited here a few days ago, its a nice museum but I found that a lot of the tiles were given little to no explanation which was disappointing. The .. Read more »
Well worth it if it's your sort of thing. Quite expansive, with lots of areas, structured around different time periods, going up to the relatively mo.. Read more »
This was a beautiful and large museum on breathtaking grounds. The chapel was a lovely surprise, full of detail and well maintained. The history of th.. Read more »
Gorgeous!! Beautiful experience seeing the culture, the art, the history of Portugal. Very low price too, considering how much other tourist attractio.. Read more »
Absolutely wonderful place to visit and learn about Portugal! It's very insightful not just about the tile making process, but also showing how tiles .. Read more »
Definitely worth a visit. A beautiful collection of tile work. The tickets are very cheap and they do a student discount too. The cafe and the outdoor.. Read more »
This is included on the Lisboa card. It's a little out of the way but worth the trip on the bus. I'm giving it five stars mainly because of the glori.. Read more »
Actually super exciting, but unfortunately implemented a bit half-heartedly. Many tiles can be viewed, but a more modern or interactive exhibition wou.. Read more »
Lovely museum however there wasn't much to see there. We paid 5 euro for an adult ticket and 2.5 for a student which was completely fine, however don'.. Read more »
The museum was super sweet once you get inside and there is more than just tiles. Some of the paintings and other stuff inside is incredible. The only.. Read more »
Great museum in an incredibly beautiful building! The chapel is closed during the day from 12pm to 3pm (as of 1 Sep 2022) and it is definitely worth i.. Read more »
When in Lisbon, you should visit this place. The whole museum has been merged with a church I suppose. The ceiling works and paintings in the church a.. Read more »
Tile art lovers will disagree here but museum as a whole is just not worth it. Pros: - The museum takes your through the history of tail painting fro.. Read more »
I enjoyed myself here, but definitely would have gotten more out of the museum with a guide. As it was, its a beautiful setting in a very nice compoun.. Read more »
I have to say that the people working the cafe inside of this Museum are doing one incredible job. I have not seen them sit down and they are so polit.. Read more »
the free audio guide app is a must-have for this museum. the tiles are cool, but the context from the guide is what really makes it such an interestin.. Read more »
Must do in Lisbon. Beautiful art pieces and setting (an old convent), and the entry is affordable (Full price is 5€, I paid 2.5€ as I am a student). I.. Read more »
Fantastic experience. Forget the modern art! The beauty and Portugal history is embodied in the amazing blue and white porcelain tile scenes. A tru.. Read more »
The church in this museum is outstanding! The detail, the intricacy, the carvings, the paintings, the atmosphere. Feels very sacred and revered. Make .. Read more »
Way above my expectations! It's beautiful and bears so much history. On top of that, it has such a nice staff. It's important to note that they close .. Read more »
Definitely one of the best things to see in Lisbon, it is a very unique museum! I loved not only the old tiles, but also the modern interpretation of .. Read more »
Well it is a museum. For tiles. It was definitely not for me and i had the least fun ever! If you are not in for that kind of history you do not have .. Read more »
Museum all about the traditional tiles used on buildings in Portugal. In principle a very interesting concept and often quite beautiful. In practice t.. Read more »
The museum was nice, but fairly small. I was expecting bigger or more intricate designs but it was mainly very similar religious imagery throughout. I.. Read more »
Amazing museum! Would highly recommend if you're in Lisbon and interested in design and the history of the tiles. Would say the collection is the best.. Read more »
A gorgeous museum that walks you through the history of tile use in Portugal in chronological order. I highly recommend the free app for an audio tour.. Read more »
Loved this museum. There is a lovely cafe with an outdoor terrace on the ground floor, too. Beware that the museum closes from 13:00 to 14:00 and peop.. Read more »
Incredible museum! You will discover the history of azulejos in the different rooms of the monastery. The chapel is magnificent, I also liked the litt.. Read more »
Nice museum, but smaller and not as special as expected. The church inside the building is impressive. However, I didn't like that I had to wait ca. 4.. Read more »
Very good collection, well presented. Download the app which has an excellent English language guide. Makes a world of difference. Quite an amazing .. Read more »
Very historcal and very historically interesting. ? And actually very, very beautiful! If you take yourself an actual guide you can spent a day insid.. Read more »
The MNAz is sensational! It presents the history of the tiles in Portugal, and also brings a great collection of modern and contemporary art made in t.. Read more »
Loved it! The building itself is super beautiful. Together with the tiles it's a perfect symbiosis. Also the patio with the cafe inside was a nice sur.. Read more »
I like this museum. On top of those wonderful tiles, there is that amazing church full of pictures and sculptures. This museum worth the time and mone.. Read more »
The museum and cafe are great places to go. I happened to be there when the museum was closed for lunch but was able to go into the cafe for a wonderf.. Read more »
I love museums like this! It's a manageable size and tells a good story. Great to see the history is such a beautiful spot.
Not too big, and nice o see but wish it had more descriptions and stories behind the exibits (in English).
One of the most interesting museums in Lisbon. The exhibitions are organized chronologically, so you can observe the changing style of decorating the .. Read more »
If you are in Lisbon, you must visit this museum. It has beautiful architecture and a wonderful collection of tiles, which are part of the history of .. Read more »
The worst management! The museum is good but I cannot tell as I cannot visit the museum second time. Their website says it is open. However when you c.. Read more »
I was really surprised with this museum. It is located in a former monastery with a beautiful architecture and a wonderful tile collection! Full expla.. Read more »
Such a beautiful experience! We purchased the duo ticket for Pantheon and Azulejos musuem with only €7. This museum displays a huge collection of Azul.. Read more »
Must visit! Incredible samples of tile art from Portugal and Spain. Do not miss the Church and it’s panels.
Such an amazing Museum. I've lived in Lisbon in all my life and I didn't know what I was missing. It covers everything about Portuguese culture in cer.. Read more »
It is good to visit the Museum if you are interested in Wall tiles from begin and today.Amazing work and Art.
Defenitely worth the visit - if your interested interested in the history ceramics and tiles in Portugal and in general. In the museum you also can ea.. Read more »
Gorgeous museum spoilt by very rude lady with curly hair. Decided at 12:30 not to work and go on early lunch.
Super fun museum. A lot of beautiful tiles and the history behind it. The building is ancient, historical and lovely. The safety measures for covid19 .. Read more »
Worth a visit. Lovely peaceful outdoor cafeteria.
Very nice museum, beautiful location and a perfect way to lose yourself in the Azulejo art. Place could be even more educating if all descriptions wer.. Read more »