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Ruins of the Carmo Convent
Ruins of the Carmo Convent

Ruins of the Carmo Convent

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #23 in Lisbon things to do
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Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 21 031 2700
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Commanding the respect due to an ancient church and a historical ruin, the roofless holy site of Carmo Convent also holds a commanding position in the city of Lisbon as it was also the largest convent ... Read more
in the area. The church dates back to the later 1300s and was fully functional until an earthquake compromised the structure in 1755. The story of the ruins of Carmo Convent is a devastating one. As the earthquake rumbled, the roof fell in on the people attending services at the time. The building currently houses the Carmo Archaeological Museum. Music concerts are currently offered in the structure.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The ruins of Carmo Covent, or Convento da Ordem do Carmo, is a must-see for any visit to Lisbon. It's roofless nave houses relics from the once grand church and makes for a fascinating walk-through.

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Lapa dos Dinheiros, Portugal

The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Portuguese: Convento da Ordem do Carmo) is a former-Roman Catholic convent located in the civil parish of Santa Maria Maior, municipality of Lisbon. The medieval convent was ruined during the sequence of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, and the destroyed Gothic Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Portuguese: Igreja do Carmo) on the southern facade of the convent is the main trace of the great earthquake still visible in the old city.

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Beverly Hills, California, USA

An iconic ruined Cathedral in the middle of Lisbon. Left in a semi rebuilt state it invokes so elements of a romantic view of 18th century views. A nice little collection of antiques add some color as well

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You can see some of the devastation that happened in Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake, tsunami and fire in these ruins.

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Granada
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Visitors to Lisbon may still walk the ruins of the Carmo Convent, which were preserved to remind Lisboners of the destruction caused by the great earthquake of 1755. It's estimated that 50.000 people died in the earthquake and in the ensuing fires and tsunami and a significant part of the city was destroyed . The catastrophe and its fallout strongly influenced the intelligentsia of the European Age of Enlightenment and its philosophical and religious beliefs. As the first earthquake studied scientifically for its effects over a large area, it also led to the birth of modern seismology and earthquake engineering.

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Salvador

Fantástico! Espiritualidade, história e arcevo de museu em um só lugar. Imperdivel!

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Suba pelo elevador de Santa Justa e saia nas ruinas do Convento do Carmo

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