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“Peaceful site, worth visiting if you are interested in historic stonecarving or archaeology”

Carmo Archaeological Museum
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$53.86*
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Family Tour: Enchanted Lisbon
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$21.54*
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Lisbon Essential Tour: History Stories Lifestyle
Ranked #30 of 429 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Poole, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful site, worth visiting if you are interested in historic stonecarving or archaeology”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

As others have said, do take time to look in the small indoor museum part, which, when we visited, was overlooking an archaeological dig (we saw them extracting an array of bones). Well displayed and preserved stonecarvings, which my expert friend told me had been incredibly well conserved. The whole site felt so peaceful - sobering to think that people had perished there during the 1755 earthquake.

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Sydney, Australia
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“A Unique Church”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Don't just look outside go inside and look around as well. This is a very interesting site.
Tips: For all attractions check opening & closing times to avoid disappointment. The Lisbon Card is very useful especially if you are in Lisbon for a few days. We purchased the 72 hour card and is was so convenient for all forms of transports as well as providing free or discounted entry into attractions. It paid for itself and we ended up marking significant savings overall.

Visited October 2013
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Malmö
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“Visit during the evening”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We hade the luck to visit it during the evening when a concert was held. It was a magical place. The church was lit up beautiful and the sound was amazing. If possible visit in the evening. There's a nice square just outside the church where you can eat or take something to drink.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“First open top church I have been too.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This site is pretty stunning and unique in the sense that there is virtually no roof on the place, and yet most of the pillars still stand offering a unique experience with an open sky.

No great if its pouring down but we had a lovely sunny day hence it was worth the visit.

There is a small museum as well to walk around, I would recommend visiting if you are near by, but do not travel 200 miles for this.

Visited February 2013
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Newry, United Kingdom
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“ruins”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The church is in ruins since the big earthquake but it has a little museum, like a private one, with a rather creepy two infants skeletons!
If you have the time, visit, but if it`s a short visit don`t bother

Visited August 2013
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