The Carmo Archeological Museum is sheltered in a 1389 convent, the Carmo Convent (Convento da Ordem do Carmo), which is located in the Chiado district of Lisbon. The museum’s collection is displayed in the nave and the apse of the convent, consisting of exhibits which piece out the history of Portugal, without claiming to offer a thorough approach. The collection is quite miscellaneous, in fact, but some of its highlights refer to the archeological findings excavated from a fortress near Azambuja (these findings date back to 3,500 to 1,500 BC), to a series of royal Gothic tombs, a collection of azulejos (glazed tiles) and a statue allegedly rendering Afonso Henriques (a 12th century king of Portugal).

Besides these exhibits, the monastery in itself is a tourist sight. It is one of the living proofs of the damages left by the 1755 earthquake of Lisbon, given the edifice was never completely restored.

Holders of a Lisbon Card can visit the museum with a 20% discount of the full price.

Carmo Archeological Museum (Museu Archeologico do Carmo)
Largo do Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal
00351 213 478629
00351 213 244252
Opening hours:
May to September: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm; October to April: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Carmo ruins in LisbonRuins of the Carmo Church in Lisbon
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