Photo Journal – Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors, the tradition of making and using Azulejos (ceramic tiles) as decoration has a long history in Portugal. It is such a beautiful art form and the Museu Nacional do Azulejo housed in the Madre de Deus Convent is a must see while visiting Lisbon. Not only will you walk through the history of Portuguese tile you’ll be wowed by the convent’s chapel and painting galley.

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Rhombus instead of square tiles for going upstairs.

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Boxes and boxes of old tiles
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Rainy day pic of the courtyard through glass.

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Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake.

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Portuguese Poet – Fernando Pessoa

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Convent Kitchen

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