Largo do Carmo, Lisboa, Portugal, 2002

A quiet little square in the heart of the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon, with an entrance to the gothic ruins of the 14th century igreja (church) do carmo. It serves as a reminder of the devastating 1755 earthquake when the roof and walls caved in on the congregation as they were attending mass.
Today the whole area is very well preserved, small cafés are abundant, and even music and traditional dance are performed here during the summer. Very pleasant.

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sociability
9
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
10
religious
x
access & linkages
8
social
x
comfort
10
residential
x
image
10
court yard
x
tourist value
10
with park
x
total
57
street, shopping
x
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