The National Tile Museum

The National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo) is housed in the beautiful 16th century Convent of Madre de Deus, and despite its out-of-the-way location, this museum is well worth a visit. The collection consists mostly of decorative azulejo tiles, azulejo are a form of Portuguese painted ceramic tilework, the majority depicting religious scenes. The museum contains a grand array of tiles from as early as the 15th century along with displays on how they’re produced.