Lisbon Sights

Museu Nacional do Azulejo

  • Rua da Madre de Deus 4 Map It
  • Madre de Deus
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

To fully understand the craftsmanship that goes into making the ubiquitous azulejos, visit this magnificent museum at the 16th-century Madre de Deus convent and cloister. Displays range from individual glazed tiles to elaborate pictorial panels. The 118-foot Panorama of Lisbon (1730) is a detailed study of the city and waterfront and is reputedly the country's longest azulejo piece. The richly furnished convent church contains some sights of its own: of note are the gilt baroque decoration and lively azulejo works depicting the life of St. Anthony. There are also a little café-bar and a gift shop that sells tile reproductions.

Sight Information

Address:

Rua da Madre de Deus 4, (Bus 104 or 105 from Santa Apolónia), Lisbon, Lisbon, 1900-312, Portugal

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Phone:

21-810–0340

Sight Details:

  • €5, free Sun. to 2 pm
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 12/10/2015

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