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Igreja do Carmo

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Address: Largo do Carmo, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal
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Quite a shocking and memorable testament to the destruction of the 1755 earthquake which destroyed most of Lisbon and killed tens of thousands of people. Really is a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Quite a shocking and memorable testament to the destruction of the 1755 earthquake which destroyed most of Lisbon and killed tens of thousands of people. Really is a good reminder and thought provoking memorial that even things made of stone can be toppled to the ground. The small museum and library off to the back of the Church that retained... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited it in 2008, but still remember clearly. The ruins of this church that was devastated by earthquake is a powerful place. There is something very majestic and profound in the carcass of Igreja. It is a reminder of the tragedy and a proof of strength at the same time. Unexplainable but you have to see it. Even when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Such an incredible place. A must see. The ruins, the light, the surroundings. Every single inch of the place is amazing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you have thought about whether you want to experience the Santa Justa Elevator (you must), then at the top you will find yourself walking past the ramparts of the Carmo ruins. The church was ruined during the earthquake in 1755. It was built between 1389 and 1423 which is some age. Whilst the outside (which is actually the inside... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Quite fascinating to see the remnants of this once glorious church. Standing inside of what remains while looking up at the sky. A bit of a miracle it still stands today considering the many other earthquakes that have occurred since the first that destroyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is really a unique place not to be missed! Just a pity that they had road works in front of the main entrance which make it hard to be found but once you're there its really worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a unique place.... If you like archaeology don't miss this. 3.5 Euros (2.5 for seniors). It is a roofless ruin of a 14 th century church and monastery. Go in the afternoon for great lighting for pictures. It also serves as a museum for some ANCIENT pieces. (Roman period and before) Also a collection from ancient South America... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Soaring high above Lisbon, the skeletal Convento do Carmo was all but devoured by the 1755 earthquake and it’s precisely that which makes it so captivating. Its shattered pillars and wishbone-like arches are completely exposed to the elements. It houses the Carmo Arqueologico Museum, which is within the grounds of the Igreja (church). There is a gift shop in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Definitely take an hour out of your trip to see. It only takes that long to go through and it is very worth the time. We arrived near the end of the day which made for pretty pictures with the soft lighting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There are two great reasons to pay the tiny entrance fee to go inside this largely ruined church. What is left of the church itself is awe inspiring in Itself. You walk under the arches and are amazed by how big the church was. The far end was repaired after the earthquake wreaked it's damage and the amazing lights are... More 

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