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Museu do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)

Museu do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)

The National Azulejo (tile) Museum showcases the advancement of azulejos, or artistic tiles, in Portugal through the hundreds of years. The radiant gathering is housed in the fifteenth-century Madre de Deus religious circle.

Of Moorish cause, azulejos are painted or varnished artistic tiles collected to structure geometric shapes, scenes or figures. This procedure is profoundly illustrative of Portugal as is Manueline Art. The National Tile Museum offers both since it is found in the dazzling Madre de Deus Convent whose order is secured in azulejos tiles. This historical center offers a sequential gathering from fifteenth century Hispano-Moorish tiles to current 21st century cases. The prize shows of the gallery incorporate a sixteenth century painted depiction of Saint John and specifically, an unfathomable board portraying Lisbon preceding the 1755 seismic tremor. This is a destination not to be missed.

Closed: Mondays
Ticket: 5EUR

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