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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
Chiado & Carmo
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you can only visit one church/museum, make sure you go to the Carmo Convent. Study the history of it before hand. The sight will awe you. The open sky becomes the ceiling of the ruin making the whole ambiance spectacularly dramatic. The universe becomes...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Convento do Carmo is a spectacular site where one can reflect on the devastation Lisbon suffered in the 1755 earthquake, marvel at the brilliance of medieval architecture, and enjoy the beauty of centuries old religious artifacts. Stone gothic arches set against the blue sky offers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An ideal place to pass a bit of time. The convent, ruined in the earthquake, are a beautiful site. The walls an arches mainly still exist, but the roof is now long gone. The archeological museum is small, but contains an interesting mix of objects....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum. The cost to get in is 4euros per person. If you take the yellow bus tour, there was a discount book with 20% off of the entrance. During the month of June, they had a lights show in the evening which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So - sometime in the mid 18th century, Lisbon suffered a terrible earthquake that tore down most of it! Most of the historical buildings you now see are actually re-constructed. A shining exception (one of two I have seen in this town) is Carmo -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice spot for some photos and a walk around the ruins of this old church. The entrance is 4 euros and there was no line when we went. The square right outside is also very nice and a decent stop for some lunch or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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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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