Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • We enjoyed a brief visit to this interesting museum and ruins. It costs 5 euros to enter and then it a peaceful oasis to sit and look at the ruins. There is a short film inside the museum which...  more »
  • The roof of this church was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake that devastated Lisbon. They've left the roof open, which is a very cool effect and allows you to get a better idea how these old...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning. I strongly recommended that you visit the Lisbon Story Center first so you can fully appreciate the history behind the church that acts as the site of the museum. Take your time taking in not only the exhibits, but the remarkable architecture and historical significance of this church/museum.
  • Not long line getting ticket and info the site. The site is stunning! Very worth visiting. It’s also great not too packed inside unlike other attractions.

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