Carmo Convent

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Convento do Carmo
Lisbon was all but devoured by a 1755 earthquake that still counts today as one of the most destructive earthquakes in recorded history, which is exactly why the wow factor when visitors walk beyond the entrance doors of the city's 14th century Convnto do Carmo, one of the few buildings left standing on that fateful day of rattling and rolling, is so tragically great. What's left behind is a beautiful skeleton, a roofless reminder of the devastation framed by surviving soaring archways cutting a majestic path across an open blue sky – a jarring scene sure to amaze even the most intrepid travelers. Today, the open courtyard has a graveyard feel of sorts and houses ruined runoff from the attached archaeological museum.
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Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal