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Carmo Convent, Lisbon
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See ruins of Carmo Convent, 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. Plan to visit Carmo Convent and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lisbon attractions using our Lisbon tour planner.
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  • An oasis of charm, history and culture in a context of calm. Small but interesting Museum and easy to get a glance through the famous Elevador de Santa Justa.
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  • Who does not know who is surprised. The Museum, an old church, the roof is missing since the great earthquake. But that makes it especially intriguing: the stone witnesses of ancient times act so even more impressive.
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  • This Convent is the only thing that was partially standing after the earthquake of 1755. currently there are a few somewhat reconstructed ruins. Worth go out, pay no entry.
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  • Beautiful little square. One of my favourite places to grab a beer in the city. There are often buskers making music, which adds on to the nice environment.
  • Great place to sit back and unwind.
  • Free drinking water. Fill up your bottle here.
  • Lugar histórico muito agradável, lugar onde foi a revolução dos cravos. Com óptimas esplanadas. O largo da acesso a dois museus.
  • Praça e ponto turístico no Largo do Carmo. De dia um ambiente e a noite outro. Recomendo a visita em ambos. Muito aconchegante!