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Carmo Archaeological Museum
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The remains of a beautiful church destroyed during the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon. Restoration attempts were stopped and the site was left as is with other archaeological relics brought for safekeeping. It's is not very large, will take maybe an hour of your time. Also cheap.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The ruins Convento do Carmo is maybe the most visible landmarks in Lisbon bearing witness to the horrible earthquake in 1755. The construction of this gothic convent and church started in 1389. The museum will give you admittance to the ruined church and a small archaeological museum, with pieces from all periods of Portuguese history. Entrance is only 4 euros for adult.

The ruins were really interesting and makes for brilliant photo opportunity. The stone roof over the nave collapsed after the earthquake and was never rebuilt. Today only the pointed arches between the pillars have survived and they make for interesting views against the sky as you move around inside the ruins.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 one morphing and enveloping us, these puny things standing inside the ruins. Such a meaningful symbolic gesture Pombal gave his people when he decided not to fix the church—a glimpse of the connection of god, the universe, and the human. There are artifacts found from different sources on display. Each has its history and belonged to some nobility/aristocrat/priests and so on.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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 a reprieve from the bustle of Lisbon, and the museum offers some wonderful artifacts from all over Portugal. One of my favourite spots in Lisbon.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 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. As someone who usually hates archeology museums, it was small enough and varied enough to keep me interested.

Date of experience: June 2018
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