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Carmo Convent / Convento do Carmo

Lisbon City Center - Downtown Area

The Carmo Convent in Lisbon is a former convent of the Order of Carmelites of the Ancient Observance which is located in Largo do Carmo and was erected, overlooking Rossio Square, on the hill bordering the Castle of São Jorge. The set, which was once the main Gothic church of the capital, and by its greatness and monumentality competed with the Lisbon Cathedral, was in ruins due to the earthquake of 1755 and has not been rebuilt. It constitutes one of the main witnesses of the catastrophe still visible in the city. Currently the ruins house the Carmo Archaeological Museum. It is opened from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. (18 p.m during summer).

It is possible that the ruin of Carmo Convent and the neighboring Trindade Convent, originated the popular Portuguese expression: "drops the Carmo and the Trinity."

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