Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

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See ruins of Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon's only church built almost entirely in Gothic style, which was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. Today the site serves as an archaeological museum. Completed in 1423, the church was said to be the most lavish and imposing in the city at the time. Today you can tour the interior to see its remains and visit exhibits of various artifacts, architectural adornments, and noteworthy excavated items. View tombs of notable persons, such as King Ferdinand I, and see statues, Spanish-Moorish tiles, findings from the Roman and Visigoth periods, and relics dating back to 3500 BCE. Make Carmo Archaeological Museum part of your personalized Lisbon itinerary using our Lisbon online visit planner .
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  • One of the most beautiful places of Lisbona.una what not to miss ... striking and very particular ... a roofless Church ... which highlights all architectures at the same time, we see the beautiful sky.
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  • It is a church destroyed during an earthquake and not rebuilt. Surreal atmosphere, definitely I recommend visiting, an open air Church with a small museum that costs honest!
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  • Very particular. The visit is brief, but well worth it. An archaeological museum completely uncovered because of the earthquake and that deserves to be seen in relation to the low cost of the ticket
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  • Incredible ruins and museum. An unexpected surprise in historic Lisbon. Highly recommended.
  • Nice staff indeed and impressive open building. Please note you're not allowed to eat inside. They also have a little cat living there.
  • A very remarkable place that really makes you wonder. Most of he chuch was destroyed in the big earthquke in 1755 and instead of demolishing or rebuilding it, the remains has been kept as a memorial
  • The architecture is awesome. There you have a window inside with a nice view of the city
  • Very beautiful, and not expensive at all. Best thing to visit when in lisbon!

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