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Carmo Archaeological Museum

Opens in 13 min: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site isn't far from Rossio Square, and basically at the top of the ancient lift. There were no queues when we were there. The indoor section is really interesting as a lot of detail is explained...and as long as one speaks either Portuguese or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited the ruins 2 years ago and the view of the castle and Rossi square is still enchanting. The ruins are just ruins with some interesting pieces of architecture laid out there. Carmo has splendid gothic arches exposed to the sky like the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have you seen a church without a roof? It is very impressive with a nice museum. Do visit! It should be nice weather when you visit, since there is no roof :)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VivianaS1120
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Impressive remains, beautiful to see. Don't expect too much of it though, the picture is what you see with an additional small museum in the back

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Kind of a small museum as an archaeological collection but it contains some unique and interesting pieces. For me, the best part was walking around outside and getting a sense for how grand this structure must have been before the earthquake. You can get some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TomasEC
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This museum was very well laid out with many interesting things both inside and outside. The Carmo ruins is exactly that ruins which is the outside and a further museum inside. If you are interested in history then you would like this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pete626
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

While at first glance the ruins in which this museum is housed may seem the most interesting, the collections actually say a lot. The ruins and the collections underline the multi-leveled disaster that the great Lisbon earthquake represented and give us a look at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maharao
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Lovely old church that has the sky as a roof. The small museum that is attached has in interesting collection- lots of stone carvings from all the historical periods, but also some Egyptian and Peruvian mummies thrown in for no other reason that that they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elwing
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This is just one fo the coolest things I saw in Lisbon I think. The church is open up to the sky. The reason for this is because a earthquake destroyed the church and when they were rebuilding it, Portugal stopped paying for religious buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is a nice location to understand the history of Lisbao. The museum is very interesting. Don't be surprised to see mummies

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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July 15, 2018|
Response from FWontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer your question. I do not know the concert schedule for july
October 18, 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!!!