The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Portuguese: Convento da Ordem do Carmo) is a former Catholic convent located in the civil parish of Santa Maria Maior, municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. 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.
Great collection of different period objects. Well curated and explained. And a nice escape from surrounding noise and tourists.
This structure is beautiful in a strange way. The missing roof makes this convent a piece of art and not just a building. A must see. See it in the day time and go back for a light and sound show
The visit was done as Part of the light show called Lisbon under the Stars. The roofless church provides the backdrop for wonderful projections regarding Lisbon's history. It uses music, dancing and local singers for the story! Its amazing!
Went for Lisbon under the stars.it was an amazing experience. However English explanation echoed a little and was not that clear. Also we did not get a chance to explore the church. But the show was stunning and definitely recommend it.
Interesting structure or rather what’s left of it, one of the only surviving 1755 earthquake buildings of this size and importance. Exhibition was rather average but reflected in price , only 4e. Still would go there !
An interesting spectacle, but a poor museum. No context is given for the many pieces of stone work on display from different locations and dates. Not too expensive, but maybe not the best use of your time in Lisbon.
Definitely go check out Lisbon Under the Stars if you can. Really great show. Get there early and sit on the stairs at the back. Worth every penny and every minute. Narrated in both English and Portuguese. The music was also outstanding.
Although the museum inside isn't very good, the convent itself is very impressive. The atmosphere in there is very relaxed as it is nice and quiet in contrast to packed Lisbon on the outside. A very cool place to just hang out and relax!
Cash only entrance fee. Earthquake destroyed convent that is repurposed as an archaeological museum. Everything is well labeled and described in Portuguese as well as English. The majority of the museum is open air so check weather before heading over.
Arriving at 2pm we were lucky enough to have an amazing free guided tour of the convent in English. Without a tour I don't think it would receive the same rating - she brought it alive. So interesting!
Definitely worth seeing. The inside ruins are very aesthetically pleasing and set it apart from every other Christian church/museum. The museum part is also really interesting and covers many elements of local history. The information provided about the contents could be better written and more informative, but it's still very good.
Beautiful experience... a cathedral without roof. It helps realise the real size of it... it's unique. And a very short visit for those who aren't be fans of churches!!!!
Make this a must go pit stop. The ruins might cover a small area but it is stunning nevertheless. Also quite an easy climb and right across from the Santa Justa lift, giving much better views.
A wonderful museum made from a carefully maintained ruin. It's spectacular. The museum's collection is a eclectic and has some great pieces. That said, the building is the real attraction.
The location offers great views of the city. I don't think the elevator is worth the wait and the cost. I hiked it but be mindful it requires climbing quite a set of stairs and up hill. The entry fee, if you don't take the elevator, is 1.5€ but definitely worth it. I saw a few folks stop at the restaurant and not take the stairs up. I'd recommend climbing the spiral stairs all the way up - the views from the top are worth the effort.
Looked cool from the outside, and the inside was ok. Actually would have been better in my opinion without all the old pieces being displayed around the inside. Then you walk into the roofed area which contains 4-5 rooms(one of them is a gift shop) and the other contain random things. One of the random things was a small boy and a small girl from Peru?!?! Very weird. And a mummy from Egypt! They have bodies below the church and they are showing bodies from Peru and Egypt. Overall not a lot to see and what I did see I was very disappointed. Not worth the money. Would have been worth it if it was free.