"Azulejos" Museu Nacional do Azulejo Tip by ptitetoile

Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon: 41 reviews and 93 photos


Since the 15th century, the azulejo belongs to the Portuguese architecture. It is a small glazed tiles often used as dadoes in courtyards and palaces. The first one came from Spain, Andalucia. They were introduced in Portugal by the king Manuel 1st who came back full of admiration from the Alhambra in Grenada. It decorated its palace in Sintra with this rich tiles.
The style of the azulejos changed along the centuries. In the 18th and 19th century , most of them have two colors (often blue) (like on the picture)

Address: Rua Madre Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa
Directions: Between Calçada da Cruz da Pedra & Largo Marquês Nisa
Phone: +351 21 810 0340
Website: http://www.museudoazulejo.pt/

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  • Written Jun 3, 2004
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