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National Azulejo Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado• Royal Treasure Museum / Museu do Tesouro Real 

Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

2. Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

Explore the romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, and Gothic monuments of Lisbon on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing bus tour. Have the freedom to stop at iconic locations like the Torre de Belém fortress or the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). View tourist hotspots where most of Lisbon's monuments may be found by hopping aboard an open-topped, double-decker bus. Feel the breeze off the Tagus blowing through your hair as you travel along the leafy avenues from the old town center to historic Belem. Take in unobstructed views of museums, such as the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Tile Museum, and the Ancient Art Museum. Have the freedom to disembark and visit sights at your leisure. Gain free access to Carris Public Transport tramcars as well as discounts in select museums and monuments. Choose to check out some of Lisbon’s marvelous shopping centers or listen to music in a trendy Bairro Alto bar. Stops are located throughout the city as follows: 01 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 02 Restauradores 03 Marquês de Pombal 04 Av. José Malhoa Sul 05 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo 06 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian 07 El Corte Inglês 08 Parque Eduardo VII 09 Amoreiras Shopping 10 Basílica da Estrela 11 Torre de Belém 12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos 13 MAAT 14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal) 15 Cais do Sodré 16 Rua do Comércio17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Line Bus Tours

3. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Line Bus Tours

Experience Lisbon on a hop-on and hop-off bus tour with a combined ticket offering two distinct routes, public transport access, and funiculars. Feel the sunshine on the upper deck and take in the sights, including the Torre de Belém. Jump on and off the open-top double-decker bus at leisure, and see the sites you want to see. Marvel at the main squares and monuments close to the Tagus River. Then, discover the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Lisbon. Belém Lisbon takes in Lisbon’s most famous sites, such as the magnificent Praça de D. Pedro IV (Rossio Square). Drive down the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Marquês de Pombal and marvel at this historical monument. Get a taste of the Belém area, the site of the monuments to Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries.” Discover a more modern side to Lisbon on the Modern Lisbon. You can jump off at the Oceanarium to see more than 16,000 birds, mammals and marine life (admission not included). Pass the grand Casa dos Bicos, with its façade of diamond-shaped stones. Stop here to learn about Portugal’s famous tiles at the Azulejo Museum. Explore the history of fado at the Fado Museum. If you would rather jump off here, the choice is yours. Belém Lisbon Bus Tour STOPS: 01 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 02 Restauradores 03 Marquês de Pombal 04 Av. José Malhoa Sul 05 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo 06 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian 07 El Corte Inglês 08 Parque Eduardo VII 09 Amoreiras Shopping 10 Basílica da Estrela 11 Torre de Belém 12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos 13 MAAT 14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal) 15 Cais do Sodré 16 Rua do Comércio 17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square Modern Lisbon Bus Tour STOPS: 1 - Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 2 - Rua do Comércio 3 - Terreiro do Paço Boat Station 4 - Porto Lisboa/Lisbon Cruise Terminal 5 - Santa Apolónia 6 - Museu do Azulejo 7 - Oceanário 8 - Pavilhão de Portugal 9 - Vasco Gama Shopping/FIL 10 - Torre Vasco da Gama/Hotel Myriad 11 - Campo Pequeno 12 - Restauradores 13 - Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

4. Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

Board a hop-on hop-off bus and head to the riverside to see the many boats and ships in the Port of Lisbon. Choose from 2 routes: Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. You can admire the newest area of the capital, the Nation's Park, built on the site of Expo ’98 complete with modern architecture, leisure areas, and restaurants. The route goes along the river, and you can visit Alfama and the Tile Museum on your journey. You can then visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the best aquariums in the world with more than 15,000 animals and over 450 different species of plants. The full route consists of Praça da Figueira, Rua do Comercio, Campo das Cebolas, Cruises Terminal, Museu do Azulejo, Oceanário, Pavilhão de Portugal, C.C. Vasco da Gama, Hotel Myriad, Campo Pequeno, Picoas, Mq. Pombal, Restauradores and Praça Figueira

Private Tour - Lisbon in One Day

5. Private Tour - Lisbon in One Day

The tour will begin with a visit to the castle, where is possible to see the oldest archaeological vestiges of Lisbon and enjoy the medieval environment. Inside the Castle, the city reveals itself in 360 degrees. Then, get into the sounds, smells and beauty of ancient alleyways full of memories. You guide will take you to experience a city that has undergone centuries of multiple influences. Walk through the old neighborhoods and enjoy the beauty of the ancient alleyways, full of memories.  The morning comes to an end at Comércio Square, one of the world’s most beautiful square, touched by the Tagus River and shining throughout the year. After lunch you are taken to discover the Art of Ceramic Tiles, a museum with a great collection of Portuguese tiles panels. Then, tour the city’s streets comfortably in one of the vehicles. You will visit the iconic Baixa, Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto, and will stop to enjoy the views in some of Lisbon belvederes. Then you will visit S. Roque Church and its Museum, where some of Europe’s greatest treasures are kept.   After it, you will go down the hill and be charmed by Chiado, where shops have absorbed the glamour of multiple decades. Then, visit Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon’s ex-libris and the maximum exponent of Europe’s last Gothic style. Finish your tour at Tagus River mouth, next to the Torre de Belém, the symbol of the city and of Portuguese nationality. During the day you enjoy a sweet lemonade and have the opportunity to buy handcraft and to taste a delicious “pastel de Belem”!

Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Full-Day Tile Workshop and Tour

6. Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Full-Day Tile Workshop and Tour

The beautiful Azulejo tiles you see in Lisbon and around Portugal are the result of an art form with a long history in the country that began during the Arabic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll begin this 8-hour tour heading south of Lisbon to the beautiful Azeitão region, where you’ll visit the well-known Azulejos de Azeitão workshop. Learn how the tiles have been made over the years, as old techniques are still used to replicate centuries-old art. After learning the basics about the art, you’ll have a chance to paint your own tile, which will be baked later and sent to your hotel in Lisbon, or back home if your prefer (cost of shipping not included). After a busy morning, choose where you’d like to have lunch with your guide: The fishing village of Sesimbra is just a short drive away. Return to Lisbon and, en route, admire some of the most impressive tile artwork around the city. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the lovely Madre de Deus Convent, dating from the 15th century, and home to the Azulejo Museum. The interior of the church is a Baroque masterpiece, considered to be a total piece of art, where all elements were designed to form the perfect whole. The Museum features an impressive collection of tiles, ranging from the 15th century to contemporary artists, and includes the most important international schools, as the Spanish and Dutch, among others. End the visit seeing some iconic pieces from Portuguese masters such as Bordalo Pinheiro, Raúl Lino, and Maria Keil, among others.

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What people are saying about National Azulejo Museum

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,608 reviews

Easy to follow and find the meeting point. We got there early so had a chance to have some sangria and walk around the market. We stopped at the aquarium which took a little time to find but it was nice and we explored the local area too. The drivers were friendly and super helpful. Great way to explore Lisbon.

Really easy to use on all transport. Unfortunately didn't get given a guide book when we collected them at the airport as we probably could have used them in more places for discounts etc but a hassle free way to get around Lisbon

We took the Blue Line and it gave us a great summary of some of the major sights and neighborhoods. It took almost 2 hours. Narration was excellent and the stops well selected.

It is the best card to have in touring Lisbon. Hope they have longer than 72 hours package.

The Lisbon card is great value. I’d recommend it to anyone visiting Lisbon.