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Carmo Convent

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: Largo do Carmo 1200 | Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
Phone Number:
+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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As with all sights try and get there early. The square in front was beautiful with the blue trees in full bloom. The convent itself is cool and peaceful, look up to the ruined... read more

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Kettering UK
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As with all sights try and get there early. The square in front was beautiful with the blue trees in full bloom. The convent itself is cool and peaceful, look up to the ruined structure of the roof, visit the museum at the back, noting the cafe underneath with spectacular views where you could head for refreshments! We combined with... More 

Thank henry16
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This ruined church in the Largo Do Carmo is a silent witness to the devastation caused by the 1755 earthquake, although actually an abandoned attempt to rebuild the church / convent in the C19th. Simple gothic features. A surprise gem is the small archeological museum at the end of the building that had a small display of interesting artefacts including... More 

Thank Peter C
La Plata, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this unfinished church, a victim of the 1755 earthquake, very moving. The roofless space enclosed by high columns and walls and graceful arches supporting nothing but air is a strange and powerful view. It also holds a small museum.

Thank Enrique C
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this church is a witness of the big earthquake in Lisbon - they gathered together some art work from various places to turn it into a Museum. to be honest, the art work is a nice addition but I already find the rest of the church really impressive. these solid walls with the arches, but no roof. I think this... More 

Thank Katharina H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is an avid photographer, so he wanted to go in and take some shots of the inside of the convent. There was renovation going on, outside and inside, so it didn't make for the best experience. The inside has a few rooms with displays mainly from Roman times, some prehistoric. But honestly, I don't think it was worth... More 

Thank MsSommelier
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a picturesque ruin located on the Largo de Carmo square, which is also delightful. The Convent is today a monument to the loss and suffering experienced due to the 1755 earthquake, which destroyed quite a lot of Lisbon. There's not only the ruins of the convent to see, but there's also a tidy and informative museum. Lots of... More 

Thank bangkokcassidy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is beautiful (as you can see on the photos), and they do have some interesting piece of ancien art (mainly roman empire and even prehistoric). Unfortunatly there is very very little information about them. All these pieces seem just "stored" there without much organisation (at least they arranged 3 "thematics" rooms), and vague labelling. I counted at least... More 

Thank Jules B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely pace well worth 4Euros , it feels really calm and its quite amazing it survived as well as it did

Thank Simcat08
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a hidden treasure inside the old city of Lisbon. It reminds us of the earthquake that destroyed parts of the city.

Thank tosswald
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The missing roof and beautiful archways make this stop a must. It has a museum inside that explains the convent, has many rare items, and beautiful tile work inside showing different stories from the bible.

Thank Luis J

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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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