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Igreja do Carmo

Largo do Carmo, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #21 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a beautiful old ruin of an old convent. It was destroyed by the earthquake in 1755 and never fully restored. The ruin, where the some of the pillars and arches, tombs and statues remain exudes beauty with a veil of sadness which I can't explain. It is an easy walk and inside it houses some very interesting artefacts... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're in Bairro Alto, you should make a stop here. It's quite nice, the structure that is left standing outside is very interesting and the stone carvings are magnificent. The little museum inside offers 5 rather different rooms (one focussing on a nearby pre-Roman settlement, one on life in the convent, one presenting artifacts from other continents, including two... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

the church is close for restoration but is really really nice in the evening cause the small square just in front of has lots on nice bars with tables and you can admire small groupes of people that dance tango or practice other kind of dances.so charming!

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Worcester Park
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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not a great deal to look at here, the ruins of the old convent are impressive and it must have been beautiful before the earthquake, but the museum is fairly small. Not sure what a previous reviewer meant by spending a few hours here, it can be done in 1 hour comfortably. If you really want to see great things... More 

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Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The lovely Largo de Carmo houses the Carmo Archaelogical Museum, which is within the grounds of the Igreja (church). €3.50 each gains you access to the Nave area which is quite imposing. This area is all open air, as is the transept, and there are plenty of items to check out here. At the far end there are 5 rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When I walked through the doors of the Convento do Carmen, I was simply in awe. It is so neat that everything appears to be intact except the roof. The museum is small, but the over all cost to enter the complex is low. So go and see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Granted, the museum is quite small and doesn't have many suprising exhibits. However the ruined convent is impressive. The entree fee is pretty low so it is a good and inexpensive place to spend a few hours gazing at the past.

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ruins of the church are reminder of the 1755 earthquake. Close to the Elevador de Santa Justa, top end. There is a small museum in what was main body of church, roof survived here. Inside there are some ceramics, statues, sarcophagi and a couple of South American Mummies. Must have been impressive building as it is still stunning although in... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous. A little hard to find, but very much worth the effort. I'm glad they didn't repair it and instead left it to be viewed this way.

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Deal, Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stunning site - imagine it in all its glory before the 1755 earthquake. Enjoyable toddle around the ruins.

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