What not to miss at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo
The Museu Nacional do Azulejo or National Tile Museum is one of the most important national museums, for its unique collection - the Azulejo (tile), an artistic expression which distinguishes the Portuguese culture, and for the building where it is located - the ancient Convent of Madre de Deus, founded in 1509.
The art of tile making is a Moorish inheritance, much adapted – most noticeably in the addition of human figurative motifs, forbidden by Islam.
We will describe 5 features you can’t miss when visiting the Museu Nacional do Azulejo.
- Tile-making Exhibit
- Madre de Deus Church
- Moorish Tiles
- Manueline Cloister
- Lisbon Panel