Entrance of the Carmo Convent - this convent lies between the Chiado and the Baixa districts of Lisbon

Entrance of the Carmo Convent - this convent lies between the Chiado and the Baixa districts of Lisbon

Carmo Convent (Convento do Carmo) is a part-ruined medieval convent situated at Largo do Carmo

Carmo Convent (Convento do Carmo) is a part-ruined medieval convent situated at Largo do Carmo

After entering through the main door, one is face to face with the skeleton (remains) of the building

After entering through the main door, one is face to face with the skeleton (remains) of the building

This medieval convent was destroyed during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake

This medieval convent was destroyed during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake

The Convento da Ordem do Carmo was founded as a convent for the Carmelite Order in 1389 by the Portuguese knight Nuno Álvares Pereira

The Convento da Ordem do Carmo was founded as a convent for the Carmelite Order in 1389 by the Portuguese knight Nuno Álvares Pereira

The full name of this Gothic Church is Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Igreja do Carmo in Portuguese)

The full name of this Gothic Church is Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Igreja do Carmo in Portuguese)

This convent was packed with the worshippers when the earthquake struck on the 1st of November

This convent was packed with the worshippers when the earthquake struck on the 1st of November

Some repair work was carried out in the 1800s but later this space was occupied by the Guarda Real de Polícia (Police Royal Guard)

Some repair work was carried out in the 1800s but later this space was occupied by the Guarda Real de Polícia (Police Royal Guard)

The military kept using this convent till 1831 and then it was rented out to a wood company

The military kept using this convent till 1831 and then it was rented out to a wood company

The first cavalry squadron was stationed here 1845

The first cavalry squadron was stationed here 1845

In 1864, this building was donated to the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists, which turned the ruined building into a museum

In 1864, this building was donated to the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists, which turned the ruined building into a museum

The ruins of the church are currently being used to exhibit a wide assortment of medieval graves, heraldic crests, statues, stone art and Roman stellai

The ruins of the church are currently being used to exhibit a wide assortment of medieval graves, heraldic crests, statues, stone art and Roman stellai

Capstone of the tomb of S. Frei Gil de Santarem from the second half of the 14th century to the first half of the 15th century

Capstone of the tomb of S. Frei Gil de Santarem from the second half of the 14th century to the first half of the 15th century

Main altar of the church used to exist here but now it has been turned into a museum

Main altar of the church used to exist here but now it has been turned into a museum

This is the tomb of D. Fernando I from the 14th century (1382)

This is the tomb of D. Fernando I from the 14th century (1382)

Tomb of Queen Maria Ana of Austria - it is a 18th century tomb and it was reconstructed in 2002

Tomb of Queen Maria Ana of Austria - it is a 18th century tomb and it was reconstructed in 2002

This one appears to be the Hindu gods from the 10th-12th centuries

This one appears to be the Hindu gods from the 10th-12th centuries

A seal set in stone on display inside the museum

A seal set in stone on display inside the museum

A mummy of a young man found in Peru in the 16th century

A mummy of a young man found in Peru in the 16th century

This mummy belongs to a young girl also found in Peru in the 16th century

This mummy belongs to a young girl also found in Peru in the 16th century

A side view of the coffin belonging to a mummy

A side view of the coffin belonging to a mummy

At the bottom of the coffin, feet of the mummy can be seen

At the bottom of the coffin, feet of the mummy can be seen

This is some sort of a reception bowl has come from the Central America (6th-15th century)

This is some sort of a reception bowl has come from the Central America (6th-15th century)

These pots have come from the Intermediate Inca or Late Horizonte Inca period (13th-16th century)

These pots have come from the Intermediate Inca or Late Horizonte Inca period (13th-16th century)

There was no precise date on these pots, they were estimated to be from the 13th to early 16th centuries

There was no precise date on these pots, they were estimated to be from the 13th to early 16th centuries

A statue of Saint Anthony of Egypt (15th century) is in the middle - around the statue are the funerary epigrams

A statue of Saint Anthony of Egypt (15th century) is in the middle - around the statue are the funerary epigrams

In this photo, to the left is Saint George is fighting a dragon - in the middle is a lamb and to the right is a head, both from the 16th century

In this photo, to the left is Saint George is fighting a dragon - in the middle is a lamb and to the right is a head, both from the 16th century

A model of the Carmo Convent shows us how this building would have looked like bfore the earthquake

A model of the Carmo Convent shows us how this building would have looked like bfore the earthquake

Main facade of the convent with the supporting arches to the right

Main facade of the convent with the supporting arches to the right

Looking back at the tall walls supporting the empty skeleton of the church

Looking back at the tall walls supporting the empty skeleton of the church

Just inside the main door of the church, I saw this cat chilling out

Just inside the main door of the church, I saw this cat chilling out