Fodor's Expert Review Convento do Carmo

Chiado and Bairro Alto Historical

The Carmelite Convent—once Lisbon's largest—was built in 1389 and all but ruined by the 1755 earthquake. Its sacristy houses the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo (Carmelite Archaeological Museum), a small collection of ceramic tiles, ancient coins, and other city finds. The tree-shaded square outside—accessible via a walkway from the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa—is a great place to dawdle over a coffee.

Historical Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

Largo do Carmo
Lisbon, Lisbon  1200-092, Portugal

21-347–8629

www.museuarqueologicodocarmo.pt

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €5, guided tour €5.50, Closed Sun.

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