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Beato

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  • Day30

    Tiles, Tiles and more Tiles!

    October 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We were up and about fairly early, as we had a big day planned - not as many steps as yesterday, but nonetheless an activity packed day. We headed off at 9:30 am to the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, the National Tile Museum. The best way to get to this museum is with the bus, so we caught the bus using our Lisbon Card, and we were dropped off out the front and just had to cross the road. We were a bit early, as the museum doesn’t open till 10am, but then we were off. The collection is held in the former Convent of Madre de Deus. This convent was founded by Queen Leonor de Lancaster, the wife of King João II.

    There is a very well preserved and very ornate 16th century cloister, vestry, upper choir and chapel that you can also view as part of the museum tour. Of more interest to me were the wonderful tiles - the collection covered the history of Portuguese tiles (or Azulejos), starting around the 15th century. There were some beautiful tiles on display and, as we moved through the rooms, we saw how the designs and manufacture of the tiles changed over time. There were even a number of modern tiles on display at the end of the collection. The photos don’t do the colours justice, but they have inspired me to get back into creating some mosaics once we return from our trip.
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  • Day30

    More tiles

    October 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    I thought I better include a couple of snaps of the cloister, vestry etc, as well as some additional tiles!

  • Day5

    Museu Nacional do Azulejo

    July 2, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Ikke langt fra den smukke kirkegård, fandt vi National Museet Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Det var meget billigt at komme ind og vi vidste egentligt ikke rigtigt hvad vi forventede os, men uanset hvad, så blev vi meget positivt overrasket.

    Indenfor fandt vi bl.a. en virkelig smuk og meget spændende "kirke" med både døningehoveder, guldbelægninger i lange baner o.s.v. o.s.v.

    Man vil også se en masse kæmpestore mosaik udsmykninger, (som Lissabon jo også er kendt for). Inde midt i det hele, finder man en slags cafeteria som måske i sig selv ikke er noget særligt. Men deres gårdhave er simpelthen så skøn og på trods af mange besøgende, føltes det dejligt at sidde her. Der var faktisk plads nok.
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