Carmo Convent & Museum


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Carmo Convent & Museum

Explore the crumbling ruins of this 14th century Gothic-style Catholic convent. Some of the building was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake, and it is the best-preserved pre-Earthquake building. Inside, you will find a small archeological museum showcasing the history of Old Lisbon starting in the time of Romans and Visigoths.

Do & See

A true modern metropolis that can compete with any world capital in the number of attractions, Lisbon is a city that is on the up and up. Best known for its colonialist history, rich architectural tradition and Fado music, the city is perfect for long walks — hike up the hills of Alfama or at St George's Castle to get the most spectacular views. Romans, Berber pirates, Moorish builders and brutal Reconquista knights left their mark on the urban fabric of the city. Most of the best sights, restaurants and nightlife spots are situated along the river. Dive headfirst into the bohemian atmosphere of Lisbon.