Mother of God Monastery

Portuguese – Convento de Madre de Deus in Lisbon (see map for location)

Unique in the world The Mother of God Monastery former convent currently embraces the National Tile Museum, from where, you can learn the entire history of this Portuguese artistic expression.

Built in 1509 the Monastery, it is an extraordinary example of the baroque art of carved and gilded woodwork of the 17th Century. The portico and the cloisters, as well as the wonderful tile panels and paintings, date from the 16th Century.

Since 1980 dedicated to the collection, conservation, study and dissemination of Ceramic Tiles in Portugal.

Located in Xabregas the Mother of God Monastery, has exposed beautiful and varied tile examples. The building itself, it is all worth a visit.

The monastery has a baroque church, lined with blue and white tiles and a chapel whose Arabic Mudejar ceiling of rare beauty. Among the valuable works of painting and tiling, highlight the Portal Manuelino with the arms D. Leonor and D. João II, partially destroyed in the earthquake. On the roof is exposed to a large tile panel, depicting Lisbon before been devastated by the 1755 earthquake.

The Monastery and Tile Museum contains the most splendid collection of tiles since the Arab occupation to post-modern design.

Mother of God Monastery

Tickets – Free Entry
38° 43′ 28.81″ N
9° 6′ 50.8″ O
Mother of God Monastery

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Mother of God Monastery 48.216038, 16.378984 Mother of God Monastery Lisbon City Card