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Carmo Convent

Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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Stunning convent building ruins with musuem

The building was severely damaged in the big quake of the 1700's. Several attempts to restore... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter W
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Canberra, Australia
Famous Old Building

They kept this old convent in its partially-destroyed state following the big quake and now it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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"archaeological museum"
in 11 reviews
"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"gothic arches"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful ruins"
in 3 reviews
"the santa justa elevator"
in 3 reviews
"dining opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"main altar"
in 2 reviews
"ruined church"
in 2 reviews
"chiado district"
in 2 reviews
"great earthquake"
in 2 reviews
"blue sky"
in 2 reviews
"old church"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"mummies"
in 8 reviews
"sarcophagus"
in 4 reviews
"destroyed"
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t go inside but visited this archaeological ruin whilst passing To get to the main square. Our guide gave us the history behind the earthquake and how this convent is a maintained today. I’d say it’s definitely worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I love the fact that they left this convent in ruins rather than trying to restore the building. It was destroyed during the 1755 earthquake. Fortunately I had a beautiful sunny day which made for lovely photographs of the arches and the sky, etc.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A ruined convent that provides an atmospheric way to spend 30 minutes or so. Beside the ruins themselves there is a small archaeological museum which has little in the way of description of the objects on display. Not a must see but if you’re in...More

Thank 1882rangers
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is an impressive set of ruins on the hill above the rossio square, i go there using the Victorian era elevator, there is an archeological museum and small shop, the square at the front is also very pretty

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This ruined cathedral with an archeological museum is photogenic. Better go when the weather is good to catch the ruins in different lights. The arches are impressive, and some of the artefacts have beautiful details. The small museum (no photo taking inside) has an eclectic...More

Thank A Y
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I didn't get to visit on my last trip to Lisbon so I made sure I went this time around. Very enjoyable and atmospheric. It would be easy to pass a few hours walking around here. Great value for money.

Thank Renot
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

These ruins in the middle of Lisbon are well worth a visit. For €4 you can spend a peaceful hour absorbing the past and seeing remnants of how the other half lived.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This was an unexpected delight. You can take the escalator from the station below, but then its a steep climb. Alternatively you can brave the queues for the Santa Justa elevator, though if you have a all-day travel card this is included. There are steps...More

Thank NgFamilyLondon2013
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Nearby
Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally,
"squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers
plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can
stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its
streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the
famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
...More
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Niki M
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Yes, ticket is only 2 Euro, you will find it worth the price. Good luck!
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