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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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  • After the elevator up from the fair, go to the lookout point and cross to the convent. worth the entry. homeless Church to remember the earthquake that rocked the city around 1770.
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  • This old Gothic building, destroyed in the 1755 earthquake, is a beautiful and inspiring ruin. Preserved under the Romanticism movement in its actual state, is a symbol of this city so many times dest...  more »
  • We could only see it on the outside. We were both Sunday and Monday, and it was closed. We do not find any poster on any site. We asked a policeman if he knew from where it came and commanded us to the lower area where there was only a restaurant, which told us that you entered above. Total, that we quefamod with the desire. There could be a poster...
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  • Gorgeous place to visit. The exterior is like walking through a beautiful nightmare. The ruins are fascinating. The inside of the convent is also quite striking. My children were horrified by the two mummies, but enjoyed the visit. Definitely worth visiting!
  • There is something about ruins hat hits us hard in the gut. It's both a place of wonder and worship as well as a decaying beauty. This is one of the places that both reminds us of the past and history, as well as that nothing is forever. Even things set in stone don't always survive the test of time. Impressive.
  • An essential landmark of Lisbon you don't want to miss. The surroundings are very pleasing, with a place to sit and a nice view. For many years it was in ruins but it got recovered.
  • This was more timoressive than we expected. The ruins are impressive and some of the artifacts are quite old. Be sure to explore the interior exhibits where more things are located.
  • Beautiful ruin in the city center. There is also FREE access to the upper Santa Justa lift here too, no queue