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Carmo Convent

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: | Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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+351 21 346 0473
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The remains after the earthquake

The full name is The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and it is a former Roman Catholic convent founded in 1389. It was destroyed in the great earthquake and the southern... read more

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The full name is The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and it is a former Roman Catholic convent founded in 1389. It was destroyed in the great earthquake and the southern facade of the convent is the main remain still visible in the city as a reminder. Today, it is an archeological museum, interesting for any history lover... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The skeleton of this convent is a nice visit to the past, and to understant the way the earthquake left the city. It also has mummies and artefacts that are worth visit.

Thank Anabela V
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our flat was very close, so we decided to check it out. It's a beautiful space that tells a story. There are artists works as well as artifacts within the museum making it a place you could spend a few hours. It was an enjoyable stop.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

History and believe reunited together inside your memory... Long and vertical thoughts and light and shadows...covered by the blue, incredible blue sky!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The arches can be seen from the outside. Maybe I was in a rush but I did not gain much by going inside. If one is a fan of Portugese artifacts, this is an important place.

Thank Canadawheeler
Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel was close to the Carmo ruins, and we passed the convent every day. On our last night we decided to go in, and we were so pleased we did. Inside is a beautiful calm space open to the elements, with archaeological artefacts displayed on either side interspersed with a few modern pieces. At the far end is a... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting ruin and has is quite beautiful, there is a very interesting museum and when we visited there was a very intriguing art installation.

Thank Roz N
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Church ruins that tell the history of the city. Beautiful. Loved that modern artists had work displayed amongst the artefacts.

Thank JayTurner6
Donegal, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ruins and well kept. some restorations going on at present. Few displays in rooms at end and a small shop. Displays are very random but interesting e.g. No idea what the mummies and egyptian coffin have to do it it but they are nice to see.

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 destroyed and rebuilt...

Thank Óscar M

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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