Convento do Carmo
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.
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