The highlights of Lisbon's trip are very beautiful tiles, but the more beautiful ones are buildings. The museum was rebuilt by Madre Deus Monastery, so the monastery buildings were completely preserved, especially the decoration of the chapel. The station nearby is called Igreja Madre Deus.
The background of the exhibits is the Baroque Church, the Manuel Monastery and the wall covered with tiles. There are also many new designer's latest tiles. The treasure of the town hall is a panorama of more than 1300 tiles on the top floor before the great earthquake in Lisbon. From the hillside to the harbour, from the church monastery to the palace, from the street to the square, it shows the most splendid and magnificent Lisbon.
The easiest way to get to this museum is to take a taxi, as we did. It wasn’t too expensive. The museum hosts one of a kind collection of tiles (azulejos) from several centuries. I especially liked the tile displays that presented a story in pictures or “tile paintings” (see some of the pictures that I posted).The museum is located in a former convent and it is part of the attraction as well. The chapel has very elaborate decorations. There was a wedding ceremony going on in the chapel during our visit, so we got to see a little bit of it.
National tile museum
Portuguese people have a special interest in ceramic tiles. The exterior walls of old buildings are all covered with ceramic tiles. Museum collects all kinds of beautiful ceramic tile products. Ceramic tile is not only a work of art, but also a record of history. Many decorations on ceramic tiles record historical events of different periods and reflect different cultural characteristics. While appreciating arts and crafts, they are also a journey of history and culture.
beautiful musum, with ancient azulejos wich are popular in Portugal