Convento do Carmo

Haunting memorial to the great earthquake

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Why You'll Love It

This convent serves as a memorial to the great earthquake of 1755. All that remains are the beautiful arches of the convent, and it’s a bit eerie wandering about. The sacristy is now a museum, which, while small, is definitely worth checking out.

Be sure to wander around the neighborhood afterward.

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The Details


Convento do Carmo, Largo do Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal



Know Before You Go

You can avoid the huge lines for the Elevador Justa by sneaking around back. You can ride up the last bit and get all the sights without wasting your time waiting in line

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