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The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel also known as Carmo Convent Lisbon is a medieval convent that was ruined during the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake which destroyed the church and many parts of Lisbon. Before the earthquake, this was the largest church in Lisbon. While the earthquake might have destroyed the roof of the church, the arches and many of the surrounding walls are still intact.
The Church has now turned into a museum with a collection of tomes, statuary, ceramics, and mosaics in addition to housing a tomb of King Ferdinand I. You can also find shrunken heads, South American mummies, a jasper sculpture of the Virgin Mary, ancient tombstones, Visigothic artifacts, and coins dating back to the 13th century. At the entrance of the museum is a stone engraved with gothic lettering, informing visitors that Pope Clement VII granted 40 days of indulgence to “any faithful Christian” that visits this church. From outside the church and Elevador Justa, you have amazing views of Lisbon the riverfront.
Get a discount to entrance fees for Carmo Church as well as free to use Lisbon’s metro, buses, and trams for FREE with the Lisboa Card.
Carmo Convent Church Visting Tips
Its a lot quicker to get to by using Elevador Santa Justa elevator lift.
Location: Largo do Carmo, Chiado
Nearest Metro: Metro – Baixa-Chiado Station
Carmo Convent Opening Hours: 10am-5pm
Carmo Convent Entrance Fee: 3,00 € or Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children under 14 years): 6,00 € | Discounted entrance with the Lisboa Card
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