The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel also known as Carmo Convent Lisbon is a medieval convent that was ruined during the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake which destroyed the church and many parts of Lisbon. Before the earthquake, this was the largest church in Lisbon. While the earthquake might have destroyed the roof of the church, the arches and many of the surrounding walls are still intact.
The Church has now turned into a museum with a collection of tomes, statuary, ceramics, and mosaics in addition to housing a tomb of King Ferdinand I. You can also find shrunken heads, South American mummies, a jasper sculpture of the Virgin Mary, ancient tombstones, Visigothic artifacts, and coins dating back to the 13th century. At the entrance of the museum is a stone engraved with gothic lettering, informing visitors that Pope Clement VII granted 40 days of indulgence to “any faithful Christian” that visits this church. From outside the church and Elevador Justa, you have amazing views of Lisbon the riverfront.
Get a discount to entrance fees for Carmo Church as well as free to use Lisbon’s metro, buses, and trams for FREE with the Lisboa Card.
Carmo Convent Church Visting Tips
Its a lot quicker to get to by using Elevador Santa Justa elevator lift.
Location: Largo do Carmo, Chiado
Nearest Metro: Metro – Baixa-Chiado Station
Carmo Convent Opening Hours: 10am-5pm
Carmo Convent Entrance Fee: 3,00 € or Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children under 14 years): 6,00 € | Discounted entrance with the Lisboa Card
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Yea, I can’t help but agree with you. These ancient buildings with enthralling architectural designs are the major landmarks that should meet every visitor’s eye in Lisbon and in particular Carmo Convent. They tell lots of stories that should be heard.
For sure Pearl. I certainly hope the above posts with carmo convent opening hours, Carmo Convent entrance fee, Carmo convent Lisboa card details help to plan a trip to check Lisbon’s Carmo Convent a lot easier. Definitely worth checking out. Weirdly there is also the Carmo convent mummy to check out as well.
wow! this is a beauty to behold. The ancient cathedrals were built by talented craftsmen, the intricacies in their designs is mindblowing. it deserves being a part of the Lisbon itinerary except if there are other places that look better with ancient history.
Haha, this is definitely a cool place to check out and there is a viewing deck next to Carmo Convent with amazing views across Lisbon.
Really? I can get a discount on entrance fees for carmo convent and church as well as free to use Lisbon’s metro, buses, and trams for free with the Lisboa Card? Why haven’t I thought of that?! Much thanks for sharing this. I’ll note this for another visit.
Hi Evelyn, yes we got the Lisbon card during the visit and its very very hand. You can also use it for free transport too.
Such elegant buildings, it really makes you wonder how architects were imaginative back then, with the limited tools to their disposal. It’s obvious you managed to show their beauty through the pictures you took, amazing work. Carmo convent lisbon is just beautiful.
Yeah, such amazing work has gone into these beautiful buildings.The Carmo convent price tickets are such a small price to pay in order to make sure generations after us can continue to visit these places.
Convento do Carmo is such a beautiful spot in the city. We only saw it from the outside because we assummed the carmo convent entrance fee would be unreasonable. Looks like we lucked out. Definitely checking the interior on our next trips to Lisbon.
The inside is rather lovely. I believe Carmo convent opening hours are fairly flexible so definitely check it out on your next visit in Lisbon.
Thank you for these amazing pictures. How old is this place? Wouldnt have thought to visit Carmo Convent but will be adding to my Lisbon itinerary for sure.