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Carmo Archaeological Museum

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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...more
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Largo do Carmo, 1200-092, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carmo Ruins and Archaeological Museum is essentially the Santa Maria do Carmo Church without a roof, plus a small museum. The church is a amazingly photogenic as most of it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1755, but the walls and some of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, it's one of the most important remains of the 1755 earthquake so you need to find the time if you appreciate history even a little bit. Bonus: you actually get to see mummies from South America!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 83Alex_Sk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located in the ruins of an ancient church (founded in 1389; destroyed in the massive earthquake of 1755 and partially reconstructed). If you have limited time, just explore the central nave (open to the elements; no roof). Beautiful space. If you have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, but interesting museum due to the fact that its located in a ruined convent. Fairly cheap price of admission, but there is not so much to see that you'd wanna be there for more than an hour, tops. Still, charming and vaguely impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobertAleksandrowicz
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This site isn't far from Rossio Square, and basically at the top of the ancient lift. There were no queues when we were there. The indoor section is really interesting as a lot of detail is explained...and as long as one speaks either Portuguese or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

We last visited the ruins 2 years ago and the view of the castle and Rossi square is still enchanting. The ruins are just ruins with some interesting pieces of architecture laid out there. Carmo has splendid gothic arches exposed to the sky like the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Have you seen a church without a roof? It is very impressive with a nice museum. Do visit! It should be nice weather when you visit, since there is no roof :)

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Impressive remains, beautiful to see. Don't expect too much of it though, the picture is what you see with an additional small museum in the back

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Kind of a small museum as an archaeological collection but it contains some unique and interesting pieces. For me, the best part was walking around outside and getting a sense for how grand this structure must have been before the earthquake. You can get some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TomasEC
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This museum was very well laid out with many interesting things both inside and outside. The Carmo ruins is exactly that ruins which is the outside and a further museum inside. If you are interested in history then you would like this.

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 15, 2018|
Response from FWontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer your question. I do not know the concert schedule for july
October 18, 2015|
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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!!!