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Carmo Convent

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Chiado & Carmo
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Address: | Largo do Carmo, Lisbon 1200-092, Portugal
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A church without a rooftop!

From several viewing points we had already seen this building but we didn’t know what it was. After asking we found out that it was a religious building which was one of the few... read more

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From several viewing points we had already seen this building but we didn’t know what it was. After asking we found out that it was a religious building which was one of the few buildings that survived the great earthquake of 1755. Well it didn’t survive it completely because the rooftop had fallen down. The building has been restored but... More 

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Carmo convent modern and old together become very close to each other brilliant combination to get the relaxing in the garden or from above the elevator.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a big lover of architecture this was heaven. The earthquake may have ruined what would have been an amazing convent today but still just as enchanting and beautiful in its ruined state. It's about 3-4 euros to get in (if your student flash your pass) and is well maintained with artifacts in the back and a shop on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting place for those that like architecture and a bit of history. Not far from the Santa Justa lift.

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Thank 2017annabelc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The convent ruins were disappointing as it houses a number of artefacts such as head stones, pollards and plaques. However, there is a large interesting collection of archeological finds inside at the back of the convent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this from the Zambezi restaurant about a mile or so away, quite unusual to see a city panorama, new and old, but a capital city panorama with this structure in the middle of it, or left overs of a convent more like. Certainly was a centre of focus from where I was standing.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carmo Convent was one of our favorite places. It is the ruins of an old church, and they have brought in pieces from other ruins that would likely have been damaged or destroyed if left where they were. Inside there are some very nice displays of art and tools from Roman times on in the area.

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standing atop and looking over the city from the lift; our curiosity was aroused...what was the story of the church ? So we exited to the street above and walked around to what turned out to be a beautiful, large church that had been damaged in the earthquake! It was decided to leave it as such so as never to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly unmissable attraction in the heart of the town. There is an air of mystery about this place, and you feel the centuries of worship that took place here before the earthquake of 1755

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick stop when you are in the Chiado neighborhood, but it is definitely worth the visit. 3 euros gets you in to see the ruins of the convent and the modest museum behind, filled with archaeological artifacts. Skip the elevator and hike up to this site instead!

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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