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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
+351 21 347 8629
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have you seen a church without a roof? It is very impressive with a nice museum. Do visit! It should be nice weather when you visit, since there is no roof :)

Thank VivianaS1120
Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive remains, beautiful to see. Don't expect too much of it though, the picture is what you see with an additional small museum in the back

Thank Barry N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of a small museum as an archaeological collection but it contains some unique and interesting pieces. For me, the best part was walking around outside and getting a sense for how grand this structure must have been before the earthquake. You can get some...More

Thank TomasEC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was very well laid out with many interesting things both inside and outside. The Carmo ruins is exactly that ruins which is the outside and a further museum inside. If you are interested in history then you would like this.

Thank Pete626
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While at first glance the ruins in which this museum is housed may seem the most interesting, the collections actually say a lot. The ruins and the collections underline the multi-leveled disaster that the great Lisbon earthquake represented and give us a look at the...More

Thank maharao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old church that has the sky as a roof. The small museum that is attached has in interesting collection- lots of stone carvings from all the historical periods, but also some Egyptian and Peruvian mummies thrown in for no other reason that that they...More

Thank Elwing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just one fo the coolest things I saw in Lisbon I think. The church is open up to the sky. The reason for this is because a earthquake destroyed the church and when they were rebuilding it, Portugal stopped paying for religious buildings...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice location to understand the history of Lisbao. The museum is very interesting. Don't be surprised to see mummies

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't expect to go here but we were having a beer at an outdoor cafe and looked up and there were these strange roof structures and realized it was this museum so we decided to visit and I'm so glad I did. It's just...More

Thank Tuesday_Moon8
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Very surprised how much we enjoyed this. The partly refurbished ruins are a delight against blue skys and there was a huge reflective ball / piece of art (see photo) in the main courtyard when we visited which added a different dimension to how you...More

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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!!!