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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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Carmo Archaeological Museum Reviews
Whilst not religious, I find the symbolism and imagery of a church wrought low by nature quite fascinating. Normally buildings like this would succumb to urban planners or further acts of nature but..... more »
Very fine museum of the old Carmo church and curiosities of the history of Lisbon. Next, the very nice square, with shops, bars and interesting things more »
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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