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- Welcome to week 262 (1/14/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. This week, please join me on a photo tour of Lisbon's fascinatingly beautiful National Tile Museum. Visiting this museum was high on my list and I was not disappointed. Both the museum's stunning historical home and it's breathtaking contents are worthy of a few hours of any visitor's time.
- There are a multitude of beautiful arches throughout the Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Welcome to week 262 (1/14/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. This week, please join me on a photo tour of Lisbon’s fascinatingly beautiful National Tile Museum. Visiting this museum was high on my list and I was not disappointed. Both the museum’s stunning historical home and it’s breathtaking contents are worthy of a few hours of any visitor’s time.
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The interior courtyard close to the entrance of the National Tile Museum. Love the pot!
The beautifully tiled stairwells are not to be missed!
There are a multitude of beautiful arches throughout the Museu Nacional do Azulejo
The museum is a storehouse of stunningly displayed tiles, both ancient and modern. This collage shows off some of the more ancient.
Rich in details, the tiles often tell a story. Easy to let your imagination run wild here!
Welcoming visitors to the next exhibition hall.
You’ll find the work of today’s tile designer housed in this bright new shiny gallery. The tiles are lovely, but my interest lies more with the older tiles.
Don’t miss the top floor, which houses a panoramic mosaic of Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake. Interesting to visualize what the city looked like way back then.
Looking down from the second floor. Through the windows in the arches, notice the two women artisans restoring tiles. This garden was closed due to rain. It would have been nice to watch the artisans up close.
The cafeteria boosts some beautiful tiles, and the coffee is good too!
There is a garden off the cafeteria. I was able to wander around it, but because of the rain there was no seating. I love this garden statue.
One last beautiful tile to leave you with.
(PS..The museum also boasts a beautiful chapel with some amazing tiles. For some reason unknown to me, my photos did not turn out. I had about 20 black “photos” on my card that should have been shots of the chapel.)
Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)
Rua da Madre de Deus, 4, 1900-312 Lisboa
Phone: (+351) 218 100 340
Fax: (+351) 218 100 369
E-mail: [email protected]
Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00.
Restaurant and cafetaria:
Closed on mondays
Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00
Closed on Monday
Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 17h45
Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h00
Closed: Mondays, Easter Sunday and the holidays: New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Normal ticket: 5 €
“Frente Ribeirinha” – National Tile Museum+National Ancient Art Museum+National Pantheon : 15€
“Lisboa – 8 Museums” – National Tile Museum+Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves’House Museum+Music Museum+ Chiado Museum+National Ancient Art Museum+National Costume Museum+National Theatre Museum+National Pantheon : 25€
“Azulejo e Panteão” – National Tile Museum+National Pantheon : 7€
Visitors with 65 years or more *- 50%
Students card – 50%
Youth card – 50%.
Family ticket – (more than 4 persons with 1st degree ascendency)* – 50%
Protocoles with other entities – 20%
More than 250 tickets acquired in a minimum 48h – 7,5%
More than 500 tickets acquired in a minimum 48h– 10%
More than 1000 tickets acquired in a minimum 48h– 15%
First sunday of each month for individual visitors or groups till 12 elements| Visitors up to 12 years;
Unemployed visitors from the Europian Union*
Disabled visitors* (60% incapacity) with an escort
Members of APOM / ICOM/ ICOMOS*
Researchers, curators, restorers, museology and heritage professionals *
Journalists that previously informed the museum* **
Touristic professionals by prentation of their RNAAT card**
Teachers and students of all grades, including senior universities, when integrated in a study visit which must be previously arranged and confirmed by the museum
* Documental proof required
** When in service
Free audioguides in english and portuguese
17 high relief replica underlined in Braille
( I don’t think the audio guides are available any longer. If they are, I did not see them and I was not offered a guide. Best to ask.) (There is now an online app available, but currently only compatible with android devices.)
In front of the Museum: 718, 742, 794, 759 (only nights)
Avenida Infante D.Henrique (a 5 m. walk to the museum ): 728, 759
Train: Santa Apolonia Station 20 m. walk), connection by bus.
Metro: Santa Apolonia Station 820 m. walk), connection by bus.
(I took the subway to Alameda (Line 4) and then the 728 bus.)
This museum has new accessibilities that allow the disabled visitors, through the installation of ramps, to visit all spaces opened to the public such as the restaurant, exhibition sites and the church.
Bathrooms adapted for people in wheelchairs
All individual tickets’ discounts are valid for circuit tickets excepting quantity discounts
Vouchers are valid for 1 year
Discounts can not be combined
Have you been to the National Tile Museum in Lisbon?
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