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Lisbon’s Tile Museum

June 8, 2016

I know, I know, a museum full of tiles sounds like a snooze-fest. When I was first researching things to do in Lisbon, it didn’t even cross my mind, I simply ruled it out instantly. I don’t care much for museums, I don’t care much for tiles.

However, the Tile Museum continually cropped up as one of the best things to do in Lisbon, so I decided to give in and see what all the fuss was about.One thing to keep in mind about the Tile Museum is that it’s a little out of the way. We caught bus number 210 from Santa Apolónia station. It would probably take you roughly 20 minutes to walk, but it was all kinds of thunder and lightning when we visited, so there was no chance of that happening.The Tile Museum turned out to be one of the best places in Lisbon to find shelter from the rain, we quite easily spent three hours here and by that time, the rain passed.The location of the museum is in an old Convent and it is equip with the museum itself, a chapel and the tile cafe and gift shop. The chapel is one of the most decorated, more beautiful parts of the museum although almost every wall is covered with colourful polished tiles.

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