The Plaza del Carmo (Largo do Carmo) is one of the last reminders of the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755, as it houses the remains of the 14th century Carmo Convent. Today, the Gothic-style structure of the convent houses the Archaeological Museum.
December 20, 2021
The Largo do Carmo in Lisbon is a beautiful square in the old town Chiado on the access road to the Santa Justa elevator. In the middle is the “Chafariz do Carmo” fountain (1771).Numerous jacaranda trees provide shade. You can relax on one of the benches and listen to a street musician. The historically significant square is very popular as a meeting point.The square is surrounded by the ruins of the former Carmelite monastery Convento do Carmo (14th century). Right next door is the headquarters of the National Guard "Guarda Nacional Republicana".During the Carnation Revolution in 1974, Prime Minister Marcelo Caetano fled here and declared the end of the dictatorship of the Estado Novo from the balcony of the building. Every year on April 25th, thousands of buildings gather here to commemorate the bloodless revolution.
September 9, 2020
A nice and busy place. The park benches invite you to linger.
April 29, 2021
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