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Carmo Convent

Lisbon, Portugal
4.7 / 26
The medieval monastery of the XIII-XIV centuries., Built by the aristocrat Nuno Alvaresh Pereira for the brothers of the Order of the Carmelites. This noble knight sold all his belongings and cut his hair as a monk. In 1755, the building was destroyed by an earthquake and many priceless relics were lost. After restoration, the complex was used as a warehouse and barracks; later, an archaeological museum was placed in the walls.
Address:Largo do Carmo, Lisboa

This was a fantastic Gem hidden in the heart of Lisbon. We were just walking around the city streets scouting a place for Dinner when we found it. Aga.. Read more »
It was a magnificent site and I was appalled to see this “church with no roof “ which is still so beautiful and grand. It’s amazing that even after ab.. Read more »
Had a interesting visit learning and discovering history. We went for the Lisbon under stars light show and it was great. Little bit too crowded and c.. Read more »
Beautiful and haunting. Small museum inside with a 3D/virtual history show/video of the convent. I would recommend pairing this with a trip to the Lis.. Read more »
This is a small, but interesting museum. Due to the fact that its located in a ruined medieval convent it feels somehow more authentic. Fairly cheap p.. Read more »
A beautiful standing witness to the 1755 earthquake. Impressive architecture. Chambers of history going back to the BC. Entry fee is 5Euro. A quic.. Read more »
Lovely location to spend 15-30 minutes at. Entry didn‘t take too long. In my opinion the building itself is the most interesting, but it does have a l.. Read more »
Loved sitting at the stairs under the sky and surrounded by such a history. Once it was the most influential church in Lisbon. The space is so airy an.. Read more »
I loved it! The ruins stand magnificent and you can also see beautiful things in the museum. One more thing I loved about it is the square in front of.. Read more »
Beautiful place. with the ruins, museum, mummies ?. Must visit if you love the architecture and museum. You need around 1 hour to explore the whole p.. Read more »
Definitely worth a quick visit! Was beautiful inside, we bought tickets at the door and our tour guide kindly explained the amazing history behind the.. Read more »
The convent is very impressive and walking around there is lots to see. The engraved stonework around the sides to the stone window frames. It was fai.. Read more »
The most fascinating part of this cultural spot is the story behind it, all you see in this pictures are the parts that survived a fire. Is incredible.. Read more »
Lovely little museum in the ruins of a church. You can do it in less than an hour and it’s great to poke around. The video is good, it regularly runs .. Read more »
This museum is totally worth the price of admission which I believe was five euros. My wife and I had plenty of photo opportunities outside (courtyard.. Read more »
Very pretty and quite cheap to visit. Just take the elevador close to it and you are pretty much there. The museum inside was quite interesting, too. .. Read more »
Amazing architecture. Surprised to see Egyptian mummies there but interesting. Good watch for the price of €5 for adult. I’m not a history geek so the.. Read more »
Great place. Ruins & museum act as a permanent reminder of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. A good easy to digest museum, with well- labelled exhibits & a.. Read more »
Wow, that was such a pleasant surprise! Magical building and a very interesting archaeological collection including an Egyptian sarcophagus with a mum.. Read more »
Incredible to see the centuries old convent as well as other artifacts from Portugal. Sitting outside and looking at the ruins is breathing, thinking.. Read more »
The ruins of the convent is very well maintained but there have been some vandalism on some of the pillars which is very sad to see. Tourists must be .. Read more »
It's a beautiful church or should I say remains of what was a beautiful church. The roof was destroyed during the earthquake in the 1700s but the rest.. Read more »
What a history and so beautifully preserved. Don't forget to greet the guard afterwards and order something delicious on the square!
Very impressive building, although is was never fully rebuilt, it still has a beautiful ambience. The museum inside holds very interesting artifacts a.. Read more »
Adult ticket €5 and student €4. You will enter in a magical place with Roman Gothic Ruins from 1755. There was a museum inside where it was forbidden .. Read more »
A wonderful museum and a huge collection of archeology! A real must to der when you are in Lisboa!
The ruined Convento do Carmo is situated in the Chiado district of Lisbon looking out over the city centre below. At the entrance of the museum is a .. Read more »
Amazing place with incredible history. Everything clearly described, also for people outside the "archaeological industry".
A magnificent old church that now has the sky as its ceiling. We went to Lisbon Under The Stars here at the time that the show was on which was incred.. Read more »
Very nice spot in the city center of Lisbon, which you even will not believe exists, cause you can't see it from outside. The entrance fee is 5 euro. .. Read more »
Lisbon under stars is a declaration by the Church and the City of Lisbon. The conversation is carried out in Portuguese and English, the tickets are a.. Read more »
Beautiful historic building in the town centre! Its story is rather charming so do get a tour if you can. During the summer they host light shows here.. Read more »
A must if you're in Lisbon. One of the most beautiful convents I've ever seen in my life. The details are just amazing and you can feel yourself back .. Read more »
We desperately wanted to visit inside and tried on 2 occasions yet had the staff shut the door in our faces. One of the times there was a little more .. Read more »
Amazing historic site! The main structure was severely damaged by Lisbon’s 1755 earthquake and restoration efforts were interrupted in the XIXth centu.. Read more »
So many visitors. Have to visit
Lisbon Under the stars light show inside the convent is a magical and immersive use of the space. €15 and 45mins long (Aug 2020) - a little pricey but.. Read more »
Lisbon under Stars, which is a light show within the ruin, was a fun and cool way to learn about the history of the building and Lisbon itself.
Visited in June before borders were open to tourists and on a week day, so I had the place to myself, and it was lovely. The remnants of the building .. Read more »