Portugal It is one of those countries that we should know from cover to cover since it has many interesting places, and also being so close it is fantastic since it will not take a long trip to reach any of its cities. There you can find both spectacular beach areas and big cities or small towns with a lot of charm.
In the capital, LisbonYou will find many things to see and do, and today I would like to recommend one of its most special places. Its about Convent of Carmo, which you will reach by going up with the Elevador de Santa Justa to the Barrio Alto, so the first thing you will see there is that you have spectacular views of the city. It is also one of the most important nightlife areas as it has many restaurants, fado houses and bars.
It was built in the early XV century, being one of the most spectacular religious buildings of the time in the country. The bad thing is that there was a terrible earthquake in 1755 and it destroyed a large part of both the convent and the church, as happened with many other great monuments in the city. Although it was partially rebuilt, you can still see the mark left by that tragedy and that it is one of the most interesting parts of its history.
It is located in a privileged place, with beautiful views of the Castle of San Jorge, another place that you should visit. What remained of the church after the earthquake today houses the Archaeological Museum of Carmo, which has five rooms where you can see statues, sarcophagi, ceramics and mosaics from various periods ranging from the Neolithic to the present day. This museum is undoubtedly its great attraction today.
The museum opens from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closing an hour later between June and September. It closes every Sunday and on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Convento do Carmo - Museu Arqueológico Lisboa (August 2020)
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