Convento da Ordem do Carmo

The standing proof of the formidable force of nature

Walking in the ruins of the Carmo Convent, you will truly fear the destructive power that nature possesses. Founded in 1389 by General Nuno Álvares Pereira who secured Portugal’s independence from Spain, the Convent had stood here firmly for almost four centuries until the Great Lisbon Earthquake subdued it to debris. Now an archaeological museum, the Carmo Convent invites you into a vivid history book that tells the story that all Portuguese citizens recite by heart.


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Convento da Ordem do Carmo

Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal

+ 351 213 460 473

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