Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

4.5
#3 of 601 in Museums in Portugal
See ruins of Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon's only church built almost entirely in Gothic style, which was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. Today the site serves as an archaeological museum. Completed in 1423, the church was said to be the most lavish and imposing in the city at the time. Today you can tour the interior to see its remains and visit exhibits of various artifacts, architectural adornments, and noteworthy excavated items. View tombs of notable persons, such as King Ferdinand I, and see statues, Spanish-Moorish tiles, findings from the Roman and Visigoth periods, and relics dating back to 3500 BCE. Make Carmo Archaeological Museum part of your personalized Lisbon itinerary using our Lisbon online visit planner.
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  • This is an interesting place to visit. It was ruined in the great earthquake but the remaining building is still a beautiful oasis of calm in the middle of Lisbon. The museum is small but has some...  more »
  • This partially earthquake/fire ruined site is beautiful. The open air section as well as the inner museum have beautiful very old artifacts, history & a short video history inside that is...  more »
  • Great experience and lots to learn about the earthquake that form a pivotal change to the landmarks of Lisbon. It was a privilege to visit this historic place. Great staff and amazing views of the...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning. I strongly recommended that you visit the Lisbon Story Center first so you can fully appreciate the history behind the church that acts as the site of the museum. Take your time taking in not only the exhibits, but the remarkable architecture and historical significance of this church/museum.
  • Not long line getting ticket and info the site. The site is stunning! Very worth visiting. It’s also great not too packed inside unlike other attractions.
  • Good value for €5. The ruins are very charming and there is a good array of objects dating as far back as 3000 BC. There is information in Portuguese and English everywhere but I think it's possible to obtain guides in other languages from the gift shop. The resident cats are adorable.
  • Such an amazing spot! It is not very big but it is an amazing place. They have a collection of little Mexican statues. You should definitely go and see it. Also the price is really good. Adult is €4 and student is €3. They have mummies and very old tombs as well. Also they display neolithic remnants.
  • Very cool. short exhibit. Nice faux grass to lay out and take a break from the sun.
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