Within the old cloister Madre de Deus at Lisboa, Portugal you can find the Museo Nacional do Azulejo (maybe the hardest Portuguese word to pronounce). It is a museum about painted tiles and exhibits numerous artworks on ceramic tiles.It is an art of its own and it is fantastic to see all these detailed pictures drawn on tiles – but ones in a while it becomes a bit boring. But the wonderful structures of the old cloister contribute to the experience; don’t miss the rich church within the cloister!
Within the museum there is also a small restaurant with a patio. They serve simple but good meals and the walls are decorated with tiles that show well fitting images. The museum is a bit hard to reach because it is outside of the old city center. Best catch a bus from subway station Santa Apolónia to Madre de Deus.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Rua Matre Deus 4