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Museum with no Roof in Lisbon

May 16, 2016

The Carmo Convert is one of the most stunning buildings in Lisbon. It was once a gothic church but was ruined by an earthquake in 1755 and is one of the only reminders of the 60,000 people who lost their lives during the worst earthquake in the city’s history. It is claimed to be one of the worst earthquakes throughout time as it was followed by days of tsunamis and fires which left 85% of the city destroyed. Continue Reading…

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Lisbon Neighbourhood Guide: Belém

May 11, 2016

Belém is one of the neighbourhoods of Lisbon, a short journey away from the city centre. You can get here by tram (numbers 15 and 127) from Figueira Square or Comercio Square, or by train from Cais do Sodre.

Many visitors to Lisbon spend the day in Belém to taste the famous pasteis de belém or see the monuments. Most of the main attractions in Belém are closed on Mondays, so avoid visiting on this day unless you want to avoid the crowds. The best idea is to visit on Sunday mornings as the museums are free before 1pm.

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