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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  • Numerous hills or take a cab. I did not visit during the day but at night, Lisbon under the stars. Packed with a lot of people. Projection show that was more artistic than a wow, bang. Educational... 
    Numerous hills or take a cab. I did not visit during the day but at night, Lisbon under the stars. Packed with a lot of people. Projection show that was more artistic than a wow, bang. Educational...  more »
  • One of the best museum experiences in Lisbon. Come and see what remains of one of the great religious structures pre-earthquake and come see some special treasures. History and art. And then have a....  more
    One of the best museum experiences in Lisbon. Come and see what remains of one of the great religious structures pre-earthquake and come see some special treasures. History and art. And then have a....  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.
  • 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 great video with potted history of the place. Thoroughly recommended.

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