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Convent of the Capuchos, an extensive monastery complex created with minimalism in mind, was constructed by the Franciscan order of monks in 1560 in the mountains near Lisbon. The Franciscans, who practiced extreme poverty, lent the buildings an air of simplicity. Wander the courtyards and hallways of the unassuming stone structures, weathered and overgrown with tangled vegetation. Note the cork insulation installed in the doors and windows, a hallmark of the convent, designed to protect against both cold and heat. Take a guided tour to explore more of the grounds and learn more about the site's history. Add Convent of the Capuchos to your Colares travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colares road trip planner.
Tours to Convent of the Capuchos
$150 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon to Sintra Small-Group Tour with Pena Palace and Convent of the Capuchos
Duration: 9 hours
Convent of the Capuchos reviews
An authentic monastery built in the heart of the Sintra Nature Park. The Convent of the Capuchos is a historical convent consisting of small quarters and public spaces located in the civil parish of.... more »
We have been going there repeatedly to show visiting friends as this was one of our favorite places in the area. But lately, they started an in-depth maintenance program and the place is now... more »
Really interesting and “adventurous”! You can really imagine what life must have been like for the monks from the convent, and it’s well preserved. Also you can hike through the hills and feel like an explorer!
Beautiful garden, nice walk around. Especially recommended on the hot summer days. Lots of scenery and shadow to cool down!
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