Tram 28 stops by the museum in the Portas do Sol viewpoint
The 18th-century Azurara Palace, which faces the Portas do Sol viewpoint, is home to the Ricardo Espírito Santo Foundation, whose art collection shows how aristocrats lived in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A tiled staircase leads to the rooms displaying the collection of decorative arts
Ricardo Espírito Santo was a wealthy banker, and his priceless collection was left to the state, which created this museum in 1953.
The rooms are just as beautiful as many of the pieces they hold
Decorative pieces such as Flemish tapestries, Indo-Portuguese furniture, paintings, silver, and Chinese porcelain are on display in several tiled rooms with painted ceilings, while a workshop can be booked for visits, allowing you to see artisans working on restoration of antiques.
The museum has pieces made in Portugal and abroad
The interior of the palace is just as worth a visit as the art on display, and one of the rooms has an elevated view of the Portas do Sol viewpoint.
View from one of the windows
How to Get to the Decorative Arts Museum
Trams 12 and 28 stop right outside the museum, and bus 737 that goes from Praça da Figueira to the castle stops behind it.
You may ride the trams and the bus (as well as the city’s metro, funiculars and trains) for free with the Lisboa Card.
Admission and Tickets to the Decorative Arts Museum
Admission is €4.00. There’s a 20% discount with the Lisboa Card.
It's closed on Tuesdays