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Carmo Convent Ruins

Carmo Convent Ruins

The remnants of this Gothic church are reminiscent indications of the obliteration left by the 1755 seismic tremor. At the time of the seismic tremor it was the biggest church in Lisbon, yet today the roofless nave open to the sky is all that remaining parts of the curves and rubble that collapsed on the assembly as they were going to mass.
Carmo_Convent_LisbonIn what used to be the principle sacrificial stone is currently a little archeological exhibition hall with a varied gathering of tombs (the biggest one is of King Ferdinand I), statuary, pottery, and mosaics. Among the more old finds is a remainder from a Visigothic column and a Roman tomb cut with reliefs delineating the Muses. Other important pieces incorporate contracted heads, South American mummies, a jasper model of the Virgin Mary, old gravestones, Visigothic antiques, and coins going once again to the thirteenth century.

At the door of the exhibition hall is a stone engraved with Gothic lettering, advising guests that Pope Clement VII allowed 40 days of liberality to “any dedicated Christian” who visits this congregation.

Closed: Sundays
Admission Fee: 2,5EUR

 
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