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Carmo Convent

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: | Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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+351 21 346 0473
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10:00 - 18:00
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Ruins are special!

After the earthquake, this convent is special, I definetly would put on the must see list in Lisbon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jo R
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Elwood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After the earthquake, this convent is special, I definetly would put on the must see list in Lisbon.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This made for a fascinating afternoon visit - part museum, part archaeological treasure, part memorial. For an extremely modest entry fee, you can examine all kinds of artifacts from a wide historical time frame throughout the main structure and small museum treasury. I did find the guide placards to be somewhat confusing in trying to identify the items embedded in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to fancy. Small entrance fee and discount with Lisboa Card, 3,20 euro. Nice for max 30 minutes. One thing we found freaky was the two mummy kids in the exibition, really interesting...

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the one church that was not restored after the big earthquake in 1855. The roof was destroyed and many lives were lost. It is very interesting to see as they left things as is. There is a fee.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The convent was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake and was partly restored between 1756 and 1834. It has a few exhibits from different periods and cultures, unsure why there are a couple of Peruvian mummified children on display.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This really big church/convent stands high on one of Lisbon's hills. If you don't fancy walking up, the Santa Justa elevator stops just next to it (although if you've seen the queues you might think twice). I cheated a bit by getting the Gloria funicular up the hill and then walking along to the convent. Much quicker and nicer. So... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmo Convent was an early 15th century convent until it was virtually destroyed in 1755. Some restoration has been carried out but it has been mainly left as a memorial to the Great Earthquake. Style is Gothic as seen of the main door to the nave which survived and is mostly original. It now houses an interesting architectural museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruined by the earthquake of 1755, this beautiful graceful structure shows its class and great lines. YOu will enjoy the view and the great little square in front of the convent.

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Thank tfizzle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabinets of trinkets and historical items were a bit puzzling, still can't think why there were mummified children from Peru on display ........

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure was damaged in the earthquake of 1755. The arches are some of the first used to cover a large span until the current arch designs replaced them. It is located up the hill from the Lift in Lisbon. These is also a Museum located next to it. Well worth the climb up the hill.

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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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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