Lisbon Sights

Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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

Published 03/15/2017

Fodor's Review

A tile museum might not sound thrilling, but this magnificent museum dedicated to Lisbon's eye-catching azulejos is one of the Alfama's top tourist attractions—and with good reason. Housed in the16th-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, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1900-312, Portugal

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Phone:

21-810–0340

Sight Details:

  • €5 (free Sun. until 2 pm)
  • Closed Mon.

Published 03/15/2017

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