Convento do Carmo & Museu Arqueológico

sights / Historic

Convento do Carmo & Museu Arqueológico information

Location
Lisbon , Portugal
Address
Largo do Carmo
Prices
adult/child €3.50/free
Opening hours
10am-7pm Mon-Sat, to 6pm Oct-May
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Soaring above Lisbon, the skeletal Convento do Carmo was all but devoured by the 1755 earthquake and that's precisely what makes it so captivating. Its shattered pillars and wishbone-like arches are completely exposed to the elements. The Museu Arqueológico shelters archaeological treasures, such as 4th-century sarcophagi, griffin-covered column fragments, 16th-century azulejo (hand-painted tile) panels and two gruesome 16th-century Peruvian mummies.