National Tile Museum and its collection

National Tile Museum

The National Tile Museum in Lisbon presents the history of craft-making of decorative ceramic tiles, azulejos, popular in Spain and Portugal. The collection showcases evolution of this craft since the 15th century up to present days. Opened in 1965, it is housed in an ancient monastery, formerly known as Convent of Madre Deus.

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National Tile Museum
Rua Madre Deus 4
1900-312 Lisbon

Visitor information National Tile Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Closed: Easter Sunday and New Year Holidays, May 1st, June 13th and December 25th


Normal rate€5.00


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Rua Madre Deus 4, Lisbon

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National Tile Museum Reviews

National Tile Museum has 2 ratings.

  • Marc
    Marc • Jan 2, 2018

    The name of the museums insinuates a boring museum as tiles are not necessarily super interesting. We were however surprised by the beauty of the museum and its tiles. It was one of our favourite museums in Lisbon. We learnt a great deal about this art form and the importance of it in Portugal. Keep in mind that it is quite far from the city centre. We recommend a stay of between 1 and 2 hours.

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