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    Carmo Church Ruins - Great Attractions (Lisbon, Portugal)

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    Take a tour of Carmo Church Ruins in Lisbon, Portugal – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    Surviving the devastating earthquake that hit Lisbon in 1755, the skeletal remains of Carmo Church stand tall in the city's center.

    The earthquake struck during mass on All Saints Day, causing stone and rubble to collapse on Carmo's congregates.

    The roofless scaffolding over what was once the church's altar now arches over an archaeological ruins museum.

    The Gothic architecture and Roman symbols such as the Latin cross, damaged rose window, and Muse carvings, add symbolic allure.

    Among featured ruins are ancient South American mummies, Gothic tombstones, a Jasper carving of Holy Mary, and other ancient Roman relics.

    Though a shadow of its former self, Carmo Church is still a venerable marvel.