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Igreja do Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: Largo do Carmo, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351213460473
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A must im Lisbon

Being the only large construction which survived the 1755 earthquake; its ruins alone are worth of visit. But the archeological museum inside is very impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being the only large construction which survived the 1755 earthquake; its ruins alone are worth of visit. But the archeological museum inside is very impressive.

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Brewster, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Lisboa Carmo Hotel. The museum was just incredible. A walk thru time. The shapes, the setting sun and the shadows, The sculptures....easy walking.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exterior space is interesting in having survived the great (historical) Lisbon earthquake despite the roof caving in. There are a few interesting stonework exhibits outside as well, salvaged from various crumbling sites around the region, including a thought-provoking side-by-side display of gravestones from different religions. I can imagine it would also make a nice concert space. In the rooms... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This type of museum isn't for everyone but I stumbled onto it yesterday and really enjoyed my visit. It's the bones of a beautiful church that apparently was beyond repair with a stunning collection of tools and art from long long ago. There are copper and bronze tools, stone tools, ancient art and pottery, mummified remains (with the artworks from... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Igreja do Carmo (Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) is where you find the gutted remains of a Gothic style church what once dominated the hillside location in Lisbon. Today you can visit the church ruins, which have become an archeological museum. Opening Hours are 10am to 7pm daily during the summer months. Destroyed during the 1755 earthquake, what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice and quick visit with beautiful artifact in an amazing setting. Never seen a cathedral without a roof before!! Beautiful pictures to take and a nice shady plaza to enjoy a drink on the way out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An indication of survival when an earthquake made this place so interesting to see and visit where you can magnify the faith of those who survived and the help of this institution to build again through disaster.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ancient gothic church partly destroyed by an earthquake that gave place to a nice museum. It's a short visit, but worth it. The place is also close to two metro stations, busy streets and other interesting sites to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the sites I actually liked in Lisbon..well organized, clean, easy to follow directions to rooms, lots of beautiful placed artifacts...a very small venue though.

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Furore, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Lisbon at 6am. Our B&B invited us to have breakfast and leave our bags. We did and ventured out to explore Lisbon. Igreja do Carmo was an amazing ruin. We first went to the Lisbon Story Centre. This gave us a background on this church and we wanted to see it. First get a Lisbon Card at... More 

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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 to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.