Madre De Deus Convent

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  • Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Museums, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Madre de Deus Convent in Xabregas, on the western territory of Lisbon is absolutely stunning. Queen Dona Leonor commissioned this lovely place. It is now home to the intriguing National Azulejo or Glazed Tile Museum.

Ornately decorated and intricately carved, this extravagant church is sure to be something memorable on your trip to Lisbon. The altar is a beautiful gold and all of the interiors are extremely intricately decorated. The place is a must visit due to its sheer grandeur. If you like old churches, the place can hardly disappoint but the architecture is sure to leave you mesmerized on your visit to Lisbon. The National Tile Museum is also an interesting places to visit in Lisbon.

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  • Madre De Deus Convent Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
  • Madre De Deus Convent Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Madre De Deus Convent Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Madre De Deus Convent(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Madre De Deus Convent: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 9.28% of people who visit Lisbon include Madre De Deus Convent in their plan

  • 58.54% of people start their Madre De Deus Convent visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Madre De Deus Convent

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Madre De Deus Convent

People normally club together Design And Fashion Museum and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum while planning their visit to Madre De Deus Convent.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 05-Jun-2014

    Wrong image. This is a photo of Saint Vicent Church in Lisbon

  • This museum of azulejos, tile museum was one of the best museums in Lisbon, Portugal. It is not so big, but surely one can spend here a few hours, and not only in the museum ,but also in its garden which offers a cool and relaxing atmosphere where you can watch the turtles and fishes and have a nice cup of coffee. Next time I will visit this marvelous place I will spend lot more time than. These tiles are absolutely amazing, I should say breathtaking. So far I thought that tiles are used only in the bathroom. I loved the colours of tiles and the stories behind them. I surely recommend this place.

  • A stunning selection of Portuguese tiles. Fully worth a brief drive / moderate walk to get here. The tiles themselves are marvelous, and the museum is a former monastery with a courtyard and a chapel (tiled, of course). The dining area has indoor and outdoor space that would be pleasant no matter the weather. Nice gift shop.

  • The tiles on display were pretty nice (although I was probably expecting too much of it as I felt slightly disappointed). You get free entrance with the Lisboa Card so it’s great if you’ve got it. There’s a fairly comprehensive history behind tile manufacturing in Portugal and Lisbon in particular.

  • You need to spare half a day for a visit if you like the arts of tiles. The museum displays tiles in different generation and you can experience this evolving culture heritage of Portugal. Admission can be free of charge if you make good use of your Lisbon card.

  • Worth the trip to the outskirts of town. A fascinating and beautiful collection. I only wish there had been explanations of the exhibited pieces in English. Probably best to get an audio guide. My mistake. Also, in the interior courtyard you can peer through the windows to see hundreds (thousands?) of boxes of tiles and tile remnants being identified and categorized by the experts. It makes me think twice about buying antique tiles at the flea market and taking those treasures out of the country of origin.

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