Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

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#3 of 603 in Museums in Portugal
See ruins of Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon's only church built almost entirely in Gothic style, which was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. Today the site serves as an archaeological museum. Completed in 1423, the church was said to be the most lavish and imposing in the city at the time. Today you can tour the interior to see its remains and visit exhibits of various artifacts, architectural adornments, and noteworthy excavated items. View tombs of notable persons, such as King Ferdinand I, and see statues, Spanish-Moorish tiles, findings from the Roman and Visigoth periods, and relics dating back to 3500 BCE. Make Carmo Archaeological Museum part of your personalized Lisbon itinerary using our Lisbon online visit planner .
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  • A beautiful sunny day ☀️ is the perfect time to visit the Convent do Carmo, an imposing Gothic church whose ceiling was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. Clean, light, elegant and essential columns and arches stand out white against the sky in a deep blue, giving the whole a charm suspended over time. The small square on which the Convent overlooks is also very characteristic and lively. Here, more than anywhere else, you can feel the relaxed and somewhat 'vintage' atmosphere of the city. Unique and unmissable experience. Free with the Lisboa card.
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  • It is located right next to the Santa Justa elevator. This convent is just beautiful, we stayed for a while to observe these ruins. There is also a small museum to visit that traces the history of this ancient church.
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  • Absolutely stunning. I strongly recommended that you visit the Lisbon Story Center first so you can fully appreciate the history behind the church that acts as the site of the museum. Take your time taking in not only the exhibits, but the remarkable architecture and historical significance of this church/museum.
  • Not long line getting ticket and info the site. The site is stunning! Very worth visiting. It’s also great not too packed inside unlike other attractions.
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