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Review of Carmo Convent

Carmo Convent
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Family Tour: Enchanted Lisbon
Ranked #29 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Being here gives you a great look at the history of Lisboa, the ruins are from the former Igreja that was destroyed by an earthquake.

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very cool, should be a must-see”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit and the 3 euros. Didn't really have high expectations for this, knowing that it was ruins from the 1755 earthquake; it was so neat to see. I like that they've turned it into a museum as well and that you can see the model of what it looked like when completed and you can figure out where you are in the building. It's quite remarkable to see the parts still standing.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“cutest museum in Lisbon”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Archaeological museum in ruined monastery church is definitely worth of visiting. Although more quality pieces you will find in Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Belem. But even if you don't like history, you should visit it. How many times you have opportunity to stand in skeleton church, without roof? Entrance fee is 3.5 euros, and 2.5 euros for students. There is a small museum shop.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very unusual experience”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

It's was marked everywhere as must attraction. With little suspect ( only building skeleton there ) we came inside.
Usually all the buildings renovated but this one just remain as it was 250 years ago after the huge earthquake . Such unusual experience.
The area around is very nice too. With a small park in-front. Near by the oldest shoe shop and Military school.
Very recommended.
Small tip: At the entrance you can buy tickets to other attraction in Lisbon to skip the line.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

It was just one of my usual lack of luck. We went up on the Santa Justa Lift which connects the Baixa to the Rua do Carmo, and approached the ruins of Igreja do Carmo through the bridge from the lift. Noticing the big crane I became suspicious and with good reason. The Church was closed and fenced, because of renovation and/or archaeological research. Despite all of the efforts of the authorities I still enjoyed the remaining view of the skeleton of Carmo Convent, and found something to satisfy my archaeological appetite as well. From the bridge I noticed that two archaeologists are unearthing two other kind of skeletons next to the wall of the church.
Unfortunately because the lack of my Portuguese language knowledge, I never will be able to find out, who was these two people buried next to the church wall.
For those who likes shiver, I attach a photo of this excavation.

Visited June 2014
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