Carmo Church

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Lisbon, Portugal
Carmo Church  - Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church  - Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church  - Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church  - Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church  - Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church  - Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)

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Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
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A very special place Sep 18, 2010
Highlight of the posh district of Chiado are the Gothic ruins of the Carmo Church. These ruins are a reminder of the 1755 earthquake. Before 1755 the Carmo Church was the largest church in Lisbon, but today the roof has gone and all that remain are arches and rubble.

There was a mass in the church when the earthquake hit, which meant that the entire congregation got buried under the rubble.

In what used to be the main altar of the church us now a small archaeological museum with a collection of tombs, statues, ceramics and some mosaics. The church, or what is left of it, is not only beautiful, it also has an ambiance that can be compared to one of a graveyard. There is a respectful silence and air of respect when you wonder around here, which makes it one of the most special places to visit in Lisbon.
Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
Carmo Church (Lisbon, Portugal)
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Vipin says:
i remember this church well! I have never seen pics of it with a bright blue sky either!
Posted on: May 13, 2011
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