Carmo Convent - Lisbon

The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 

Convento da Ordem do Carmo

Nowadays the old ruins of Carmo Church are used as an archaeological museum (the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo or Carmo Archaeological Museum). The nave and apse of the Carmo Church are the setting for a small archaeological museum, with pieces from all periods of Portuguese history. The nave has a series of tombs, fountains, windows and other architectural relics from different places and styles.

The old apse chapels are also used as exhibition rooms. One of them houses notable pre-historical objects excavated from a fortification near Azambuja (3500–1500 BC).

The group of Gothic tombs include that of Fernão Sanches, a bastard son of King Dinis I (early 14th century), decorated with scenes of boar hunting, as well as the magnificent tomb of King Ferdinand I (reign 1367-1383), transferred to the museum from the Franciscan Convent of Santarém. Other notable exhibits include a statue of a 12th-century king (perhaps the first Portuguese King Afonso Henriques), Moorish azulejos/tiles and objects from the Roman and Visigoth periods.


Entrance Fee Adults 4€

Food - Close By

Shop - Yes

Metro - Baixa-Chiado

Tram - 28

Street Parking - Near By Paid

Car Park - Near By Paid


Closed - Sundays and Holidays


Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa

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