National Tile Museum Tours

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One of the defining characteristics of Portugal is its many masterful, colorful tiles (‘azulejo.’) Intricate tile work can be found all over the country in homes and churches, in streets, on walls — in all patterns, shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of the more delicate ceramic tiles are more like works of art, depicting Portuguese nature or historical events. Tiles are thought to have first been introduced into Portugal by the Moors, as early as the 14th century. They were imported from nearby Seville, until local production began to take place in the 16th century. 

The National Tile Museum grew to become its own independent museum with an impressive display of tiles through the centuries, presented in chronological order. Visitors are able to get close up to the decorative tiles, and are able to see the incredible detail and craftsmanship in this cultural heritage of Portugal.

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Portugal’s National Tile Museum is located at Rua Madre de Deus, 4. To get there, take bus 794 from Praca do Comercio. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and entrance is €5 — although it’s free on the first Sunday of each month.
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Address: Rua Madre de Deus, 4, Lisbon, Portugal
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Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
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Admission: €5
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Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Tile Workshop and Private Tour Including National Tile Museum

Learn all about ‘azulejos’ (Portuguese tile art) on a full-day tour that includes a tile-making workshop in Azeitão and a visit to the National Tile Museum in Lisbon. Travel about 45 minutes to reach lovely Azeitão and study with an expert tile artist. Make your own tile to take home, then have the option to stop for lunch in the fishing village of Sesimbra or in Lisbon. Finish off your tour by browsing the excellent collection at the National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo).
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Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram

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  • Duration: 2 days
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

Experience the compelling spectrum of Lisbon’s best sites during a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour, with tickets valid for 48-hours. See Lisbon’s many attractions from three distinct routes. Aboard a typical hop-on hop-off double decker bus, venture along the Olisipo and Tagus routes to famous squares like Rossio Square and Square of the Fig Tree located in the charming Baixa neighborhood. The third route will take you to see the main sights of Belém. Plus, the tour includes entrance to the Santa Justa lift, discount books full of great deals and free select public buses and the city’s funicular rides.
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