Carmo ConventCurrently Open
- Address: Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum
Carmo Convent - Review
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.
How To reach Carmo Convent by Public Transport
- Buses to stop - Rua da Prata
Things to Know Before Visiting Carmo Convent
0.77% of people who visit Lisbon include Carmo Convent in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
33.33% of people start their Carmo Convent visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Carmo Convent
88.89% of people prefer walking in order to reach Carmo Convent
Carmo Convent Trips
Carmo Convent, Lisbon Reviews
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.
We did not know what to expect going in, but this is a definite must see. The museum with the artifacts is pretty cool, being able to see artifacts from before christ is a pretty big deal. They do a nice job of labeling what everything is as well.
Very beautiful and peaceful place. Is underrated. Nowadays the building is used for archeological museum and I believe this frightens away tourists :))) inside I felt as in fairytale, so nice to sit during the hot day.