Carmo Convent

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  • Address: Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Museums

The skeletal ruins of Carmo Convent stand as a testament to the horrors and devastation of the Lisbon Earthquake in 1755. Today, one would be able to take a stroll around the roofless ruins with the arches pointing nowhere and ponder at the effects of the natural disaster. Carmo Convent happened to be the one of the most magnificent and biggest churches in the city. The leaders chose to let the ruins remain as a reminder of the devastating day. The on-suite archeological Museum occupies the space which once was the main altar of the Church and exhibits the objects that were found in the region. From tiles to mosaics, ceramics to statues, tombstones to ancient coins, there’s a lot on display.

  • Buses to stop - Rua da Prata

  • Carmo Convent Address: Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
  • Carmo Convent Timing: 24-hrs
  • Carmo Convent Price: Free
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  • 0.82% of people who visit Lisbon include Carmo Convent in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Carmo Convent visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Carmo Convent

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

88.89% of people prefer walking in order to reach Carmo Convent

People normally club together Santa Justa Lift and Rossio Square while planning their visit to Carmo Convent.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • I really loved this. The partial restoration and the care that's been taken with the display just feels very respectful. The display inside is pretty interesting but I have to admit it was the open air space outside that won me over.

  • Old church in the hart of Lisboa that was hit by a earthquake of 1755 that left it in almost destroyed. It was so cool with just the arches left. It was the shell of it former self as a building. The staff were nice has a gift shop

  • BEAUTIFUL church. The earthquake caused the roof to collapse but I find it nicer like this oddly enough. There is a little museum in the back as well. You could easily do this in 30 mins, up to an hour but you don’t need that much time here (although you’ll want a lot of photos).

  • It's a place with history but somehow it does not really feel as essential as some other places in Lisbon. Maybe because the ruins now are used as a temporary theatre in the evenings and there's a lot of stuff there that has little to do with it's past. There's a little museum there too that i liked better.

  • Definitely go check out Lisbon Under the Stars if you can. Really great show. Get there early and sit on the stairs at the back. Worth every penny and every minute. Narrated in both English and Portuguese. The music was also outstanding.

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