Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

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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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  • great place to visit.One of the places i liked the most in Lisbon.Very affordable price and interesting. Beautiful surrounding, somehow gives u very piece full feeling. if u will visit watch the... 
    great place to visit.One of the places i liked the most in Lisbon.Very affordable price and interesting. Beautiful surrounding, somehow gives u very piece full feeling. if u will visit watch the...  more »
  • If you enjoy gothic architecture and art, this is the place to go. While the convent was destroyed by a fire in the 1770s, they had done a great job in preserving the artifacts and facade of the... 
    If you enjoy gothic architecture and art, this is the place to go. While the convent was destroyed by a fire in the 1770s, they had done a great job in preserving the artifacts and facade of the...  more »
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  • 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 of the architecture is amazing. The museum inside with the archaeological findings is interesting too. It is right in the middle of all the other main areas so if you have the time, do check this out and you won't be disappointed.
  • 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 about 260 years and 2 earth quakes and tsunami, these walls and arches are still standing on the ground. The museum is amazing as well and exhibits are very impressive. I believe this is one of must see site in Lisbon. Strongly recommended.

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