Convento dos Cardaes

Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

The inconspicuous, graffitied white facade of this 17th-century fort-like convent contrasts with the rich blue-and-white tiles and gilded carvings of the church inside. As one of the few buildings that remained intact after the 1755 earthquake, the convent is a rare example of the Portuguese baroque style in Lisbon. Guided tours take about an hour.

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