The Carmo Convent is a wonderful mixture of the ruined, the eclectic and the downright strange.
Started in 1389, the convent and church were largely destroyed by the famous earthquake of 1755.
In its very long life, the building has been a church and convent, a military barracks, a law court and even a sawmill. It is now a rather unusual archaehological museum.
The Convent may be accessed using the Santa Justa Lift. If you want to ride the lift and avoid the queues at the bottom of the lift, take a short walk from the top of the Elevador da Glória and ride the lift down.