Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

4.5
#3 of 601 in Museums in Portugal
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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  • Santa Maria do Carmo, founded in 1389, was one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Lisbon until the 1755 earthquake caused major damage to the building and destroyed nearly all of its religious.....  more »
  • This is an interesting place to visit. It was ruined in the great earthquake but the remaining building is still a beautiful oasis of calm in the middle of Lisbon. The museum is small but has some...  more »
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  • 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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