Museu Arqueologico do Carmo

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The Carmo Archaeological Museum (Museu Arqueologico do Carmo) located in the ruins of the Carmo Monastery.
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  1. #PT25
  2. Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Protugal
  3. +351213460473
  6. Working hours*:
    Monday to Saturday:
    October to April: 10h00 - 18h00
    May to September: 10h00 - 19h00
    Closed on Sundays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
  7. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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According to the rules of port phonetics, the Archaeological Museum of Karmo (pronounced Karmu), located in the church of the former Karmu monastery destroyed by an earthquake. The main part of the church and the choir, whose roofs withstood the quake, have been restored, and at the .moment, there is a small archaeological museum.
Here are items from the Portuguese Paleolithic and Neolithic (3500 BC - 1500 BC), found during excavations in the Azambuja region (a small municipality in the Lisbon region).
The collection based on the Gothic tomb of King Fernando Sánchez (early 14th century), decorated with scenes of hunting a wild boar, and the tomb of King Ferdinand I (1367-1383), transported from the monastery to Santarem. It is also worth paying attention to the statue of the king of the 13th century (possibly Afonso Henriques I), artefacts from the Romanesque era and the Visigoths, and even two Peruvian mummies.

For conservation, health and safety reasons it is not allowed in the museum:
• Touch the displays;
• Eat or drink;
• Smoke;
• Animals;
• No flash photography and no use of a tripod;
• Filming without authoprization from the Museum Board;
• Please note that large and wheeled suitcases that cannot be carried must be left in the reception. This is subject to availability of space, so it is recommended that visitors avoid bringing such items if possible.
For your security, most areas of the Museum are protected by CCTV.

How to get there: buses 711, 736, 746, 758, 759, 783; elevator Santa Justa; tram 28; metro Baixa-Chiado;

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