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Capuchos Convent

Rua de Sao Pedro | Parques de Sintra, Colares 2705-157, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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The "Capuchos Convent" or "Cork Convent" was established in 1560 by Dom Alvaro de Castro, Counsellor of State to King Sebastiao, with the name Convento de Santa Cruz da Serra de Sintra. It is noteworthy for the extreme poverty of its construction, which represents the ideal of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, and for the extensive use of cork in the protection and decoration of its small spaces.
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Rua de Sao Pedro | Parques de Sintra, Colares 2705-157, Portugal
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"monks lived"
in 4 reviews
"harmony with nature"
in 3 reviews
"spiritual feeling"
in 2 reviews
"dense forest"
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"audio guide"
in 10 reviews
"franciscan friars"
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"humbling experience"
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"spiritual place"
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"unique site"
in 2 reviews
"donkey sanctuary"
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"sintra area"
in 5 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 3 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
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"pena palace"
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"take your time"
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"combined ticket"
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"minute walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This a most interesting landmark. How the priests stayed in the tiny rooms is amazing. A little hard to walk up the tiny steps and out of the way but I would think most people would enjoy visiting. Small entry fee is reasonable. 👍👍👍👍

Thank JDMi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place, green all over, Great to reach by walking on the woods and hills of Sintra. Go casual and with comfortable shoes

Thank RitaFontes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convent is on the top of the hill, one can start with the convent, proceed to the Moorish castle from there. Maybe you can see another attraction after these two. You can purchase a combined ticket there. The convent is located in wooded area,...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The convent (monastery) ruins are fascinating to visit. You will gain new appreciation for the strict ascetic and abstemious lifestyle these monks followed as part of their ongoing spiritual formation hundreds of years ago. The surroundings are entirely natural and entirely beautiful, providing a real...More

1  Thank nmlhats
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The Capuchos Convent was founded in the 15th century by Alvoro de Castro & was used as a Franciscan monastery for prayer with the intention of being completely isolated in nature & silence. There a only 8 small monk quarters which are tiny however the...More

1  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

A lot of people do not get time to go here. I would recommend you make time. I was fascinated by the place and stories. Very spiritual feeling in some rooms

1  Thank meandstar
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a delightful afternoon exploring the old monastery and its gardens. I wish I could have known it as an active place.

2  Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit. Interesting and quaint, with not toon any other tourists. We walked over to the monastery, up through the forest, which was probably not exactly the right way but we enjoyed it. When we arrived they had no audio guide as...More

1  Thank k808
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This was a really neat place, but not that easy to get to. It is not recommended that you try and drive a rental car around Sintra and surrounding areas. And after visiting... I agree... looks like a nightmare for only locals who know what...More

1  Thank monkeycleo
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

30 minute walk from Quinta Colina Flora. This really opens your eyes to how Monks really lived. Only down was the person at the ticket desk...more interested in watching his video on his computer than in even saying hello.

1  Thank paulmaher3216
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Bunifer
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Right before you enter you can find the ticket shop. If you want, you can buy the tickets for several attractions together (in pena, monserrate, capuchos or castelo dos mouros) and you'll have a discount (higher if you buy... More
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