Carmo’s Archaeological Museum, Lisbon

Come and visit the ruins of the majestic Carmo Convent visible on the opposite hill of S. George Castle.

Carmo’s Archaeologic Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Carmo’s Archaeological Museum © MAC

Come to discover the beautiful ruins of this convent and enjoy the time to visit the Carmo’s Archaeologic Museum (Museu Arqueológico del Carmo).

The Carmo Convent was initially founded by D. Nuno Álvares Pereira on the XIV century. Its architecture is mostly gothic influenced by the Batalha Monastery, founded by D. Joao I.

Igreja do Carmo, Lisboa, Portugal
Igreja do Carmo © MAC

This convent, as well as many other monuments of this city, had his great destruction during the 1755 earthquake. Nevertheless, this was one of the few buildings which was never rebuilt, becoming an emblematic monument which reminds everyone of the impact of the great catastrophe that changed the history of Lisbon.

This museum contains a rich and varied collection of exhibits. They include pre-historical artefacts, an Egyptian sarcophagus, pre-Colombian ceramic work and mummies, Roman and medieval epigraphy, medieval and modern heraldry, sculpture and tombstones, in addition to azulejo tiles and painting.

The most notable exhibits include a bust of King D. Afonso Henriques, the tomb of King D. Fernando, the original grave of D. Nuno Álvares Pereira, medieval alabaster plaques from Nottingham and azulejo panels depicting the Passion of Christ.

More information:

Address:

Largo do Carmo, Lisboa

Price:

General: € 3.50.
Under 25, students and seniors: €2.50.
Children under 14: Free admission.

Schedule:

0h00-19h00 (May to September); 10h00-18h00 (October to April); During the summer, open every thursdays up to 22h; (closed on Sundays)

Telephone:

(+351) 213487629.

How to get here:

Bus: 758.
Tram: 28, Elevador Sta. Justa.
Metro: Baixa/Chiado.

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