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Carmo Archaeological Museum

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The Carmo Archaeological Museum is situated in the ruins of the old Church of Santa Maria do Carmo, founded in 1389 by D. Nuno Alvares Pereira. This church was known as one of the most beautiful Gothic temples in Lisbon until the earthquake of 1755...more
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Largo do Carmo, 1200-092, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting objects collected at one site. Our first stop on Lisbon. On a Praça square with beautiful buildings.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jackiemancuso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Building itself is a biggest reason to visit this museum, but again, you can see half of it without paying a ticket. Exhibition inside is rather small and you'll see all of it very quick

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank theonlyalexbel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and photogenic skeleton of a church now used as an archaeological museum. Well worth the price of admission. Worth some time to explore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaulLuehrmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has some treasures and will provide you a good explanation of the development of this site as a major religious institution that was fundamentally damaged in the big earthquake.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth it just to see the mummies! There is also a gorgeous resident cat called Nuno! He’s very friendly and loves attention. Of course the architecture and museum are beautiful and interesting, but I thought more people should know about the mummies...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

The Carmo Ruins and Archaeological Museum is essentially the Santa Maria do Carmo Church without a roof, plus a small museum. The church is a amazingly photogenic as most of it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1755, but the walls and some of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Well, it's one of the most important remains of the 1755 earthquake so you need to find the time if you appreciate history even a little bit. Bonus: you actually get to see mummies from South America!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 83Alex_Sk
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in the ruins of an ancient church (founded in 1389; destroyed in the massive earthquake of 1755 and partially reconstructed). If you have limited time, just explore the central nave (open to the elements; no roof). Beautiful space. If you have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

Small, but interesting museum due to the fact that its located in a ruined convent. Fairly cheap price of admission, but there is not so much to see that you'd wanna be there for more than an hour, tops. Still, charming and vaguely impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobertAleksandrowicz
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This site isn't far from Rossio Square, and basically at the top of the ancient lift. There were no queues when we were there. The indoor section is really interesting as a lot of detail is explained...and as long as one speaks either Portuguese or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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15 July 2018|
Response from FWontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer your question. I do not know the concert schedule for july
18 October 2015|
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Response from OctaviaCaprescu | Reviewed this property |
During the summer, when i visited, the opening hours were 10 to 6. During the winter, it might be 10 to 5. It's always closed on Sundays!!!