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Carmo Archaeological Museum

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The Carmo Archaeological Museum is situated in the ruins of the old Church of Santa Maria do Carmo, founded in 1389 by D. Nuno Alvares Pereira. This church was known as one of the most beautiful Gothic temples in Lisbon until the earthquake of 1755...more
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Largo do Carmo, 1200-092, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
+351 21 347 8629
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very special place both as an interesting museum as well as an important remnant of the old city that existed before the big earthquake. And it's up on the hill with a great view, as well as on a gorgeous square in...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe because it was the end of a long hot day but entering the ruins was such a calming experience. They are quite breathtaking, from the outside one does not realize how beautiful the inside is. Plenty of artifacts to see and steps to sit...More

Thank MicheleColette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this place should have much more info and be much more used, specially at night. It's beautiful during day and night and very central

Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 1 week ago

What do you do when an earthquake ruins your cathedral? Well, you redefine the purpose! This is just a magical place, never seen one like it before. Walking under the blue sky while still seeing the arches of the roof, amazing!

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins of the convent, now the Archaeological museum, are only 4€ to visit, and whilst it is small and seemingly not much on display, it is worth every penny. Stepping through the door to the ruin of the church is like stepping into another...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The convent was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755. Part of it is still standing and it's cool to see the arches which stood the quake. The Museum is relatively small but there's plenty of old artefacts to see. The mummified little...More

Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ItS magical , specially in the night with all the stars and the lights. Hint go to the show "lisbon in the stars"(around jun-jul), was one of the best shows of videomapping.

Thank Celia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum with collections from different kind.most interesting Egyptian mummy If you are around have a look.

Thank Noghnosh100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carmo Museum is situated within the reminders of a Carmelite cloister. The ceiling of the building broke down during an earthquake in the 18th century. Anyhow, the collapsed ceiling is probably the main attractaction of this place, as its remaining arcs unter the blue...More

1  Thank Markus B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place is exactly like what you see in pictures. It’s amazing being there as you’re able to imagine that horrible earthquake and see the aftermath. Totally recommend it!

Thank TatianaMR
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streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
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famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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16 July 2018|
Response from FWontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer your question. I do not know the concert schedule for july
18 October 2015|
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Response from OctaviaCaprescu | Reviewed this property |
During the summer, when i visited, the opening hours were 10 to 6. During the winter, it might be 10 to 5. It's always closed on Sundays!!!