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Museo Nacional do Azulejo

Tile Museum
Despite its somewhat out-of-the-way location, this delightful museum is well worth a visit, presenting five centuries of decorative ceramic tiles or azulejos, tracing the history and production of the art form. Its collection is the only of its kind in the world, and contains a splendid array of tiles from as early as the 15th century along with displays on how they're made. It is housed in the monastic buildings of the Madre de Deus Convent, which after renovation following the Great Earthquake had its interior turned into one of the most magnificent in the city. The splendor and opulence of the chapel dedicated to St. Anthony and the chapter house is particularly impressive. Noteworthy amid the rich decoration are panels in the ceiling with gilt frames set with paintings, Madre de Deus Convent including portraits of King Joćo III and his queen, Catherine of Austria. Several other glorious paintings in the church depict the life of saints, and filling the main vault are scenes from the Life of the Virgin.

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Carol Rollins12-Feb-2015 12:18
Excellent details.
Julie Oldfield12-Feb-2015 03:02
Very well captured.
Helen Betts11-Feb-2015 18:45
They have some beautiful tile work at this museum, and this is an excellent example. Wel captured in low light. V.
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