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Carmo Convent

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: | Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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+351 21 346 0473
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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It's a great church with great history. The entrance fee is 4 euros, 3.20 with Lisbon card but it's worth entering once you're here. The elevator also takes you up here if you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great church with great history. The entrance fee is 4 euros, 3.20 with Lisbon card but it's worth entering once you're here. The elevator also takes you up here if you're coming from the shopping street, but if you don't want to pay 5.5 euros for the elevator with a 10-minutes walk to go around the street and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a sunny day and the ruins looked great. However, the convent is quite compact. The exhibition inside is quite interesting, esp. the mummies from Peru.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost totally destroyed in an earthquake in the mid 18th century, not much has remained from this once impressive convent - only the skeleton. Knowing the convent cannot be restored or rebuilt, it was made into both a museum and and archaeological site. It is well worth an hour visit. Entrance is less than 4 Euros.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of cathedrals etc, but nothing compared to this. The open roof is absolutely stunning and very beautiful. The museum part itself isn't that impressive, but still worth it to visit and see this gorgeous ruin of the earthquake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carmo Convent is a fantastic monument in the city center. The ruins of the old church look amazing in the evening and the museum worth the visit. As it closes at 18.00 it can be compined with another city attraction.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From several viewing points we had already seen this building but we didn’t know what it was. After asking we found out that it was a religious building which was one of the few buildings that survived the great earthquake of 1755. Well it didn’t survive it completely because the rooftop had fallen down. The building has been restored but... More 

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carmo convent modern and old together become very close to each other brilliant combination to get the relaxing in the garden or from above the elevator.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

As a big lover of architecture this was heaven. The earthquake may have ruined what would have been an amazing convent today but still just as enchanting and beautiful in its ruined state. It's about 3-4 euros to get in (if your student flash your pass) and is well maintained with artifacts in the back and a shop on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

Interesting place for those that like architecture and a bit of history. Not far from the Santa Justa lift.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

The convent ruins were disappointing as it houses a number of artefacts such as head stones, pollards and plaques. However, there is a large interesting collection of archeological finds inside at the back of the convent.

Thank Lisa J

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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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.
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