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Carmo Archaeological Museum

Largo do Carmo, 1200-092, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
+351 21 347 8629
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The Carmo Archaeological Museum is situated in the ruins of the old Church of Santa Maria do Carmo, founded in 1389 by D. Nuno Alvares Pereira. This church was known as one of the most beautiful Gothic temples in Lisbon until the earthquake of 1755, which caused serious damage to the building and destroyed almost all of its religious-artistic contents. Its re-construction began in an experimental Gothic style in 1756 and stopped in 1834, when the religious orders were abolished in Portugal. In 1863, royal architect, Joaquim Possidonio da Silva, founded the Portuguese Civil Architects Association. About one year later, in 1864, the Carmo Archaeological Museum was installed there for the storage and display of important sculptures from old ruined buildings. Curing the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. the museum houses a collection which dates from Pre-History to the present day and shows the way people have thought and felt in different areas of culture throughout the ages.
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Largo do Carmo, 1200-092, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

The ruins are attached to a modest archaeological museum. The vaulted arches (or what's left of them) make for great pics. The place is a nice escape from the crowds. The museum has a few interesting features (not least the convent architecture) and a couple...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The remains of a church that collapsed in the 1755 earthquake, an earthquake that destroyed over 80% of the Lisbon's buildings at that time. As a result, there's not much to see, only the walls and some stone arches. It looks very similar to me...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The remains of this medieval church that was largely destroyed in the 1755 earthquake are quite impressive as ruins go. It’s worth visiting on a fine weather day when the huge gothic marble columns contrast wonderfully with a blue Lisbon sky if you get one,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful places in Lisbon. An old monastery, destroyed after the 1755 earthquake, that has been preserved as it was left and has been turned into a Gothic museum. You can combine this visit with a ride in Santa Justa Elevator or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building was severely damaged in the big quake of the 1700's. Several attempts to restore which were never completed. The result is that the main part of building has no roof and provide a stunning yet solemn environment for the museum. Interesting statues in...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carmo Convent was destroyed during the massive earthquake that struck Lisbon on November 1, 1755. The Carmo Convent is one of the only damaged structures that remains standing this day and can be viewed as a monument to the more than 15,000 people who...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice little Gothic museum. Would rate this as a must do. It will only take a few hours and it was great. There is a restaurant behind with a wonderful view of the city that is also a must do.

1  Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They kept this old convent in its partially-destroyed state following the big quake and now it houses a museum worth visiting. Fascinating architecture. Great views.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was left in ruins after the 1755 earthquake but for a very reasonable 4 euros you can tour the convents ruins and enter the archeological museum housed towards the back of the building. I have to admit an archeological museum can sometimes be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the artefacts in the museum were unusual and engrossing. We found an hour just vanished wandering around the exhibits.

Thank Kevin C
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coreco
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Response from OctaviaCaprescu | Reviewed this property |
During the summer, when i visited, the opening hours were 10 to 6. During the winter, it might be 10 to 5. It's always closed on Sundays!!!
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