Capuchos Convent, Sintra

Visit this humble convent where monks lived on the most pure form of closure.

Capuchos Convent, Sintra, Portugal
Capuchos Convent © Emigus

The Capuchos Convent, built in 1560, housed 8 monks which, above any material thing enjoyed and privileged spirituality.

At this convent, you might visit the tiny cells sculpted on the rock where the monks lived, covered by cork, the chapel, kitchen and other divisions.

Convento Dos Capuchos, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
Convento Dos Capuchos© Emigus

At the back of the convent you might discover the Honorio creek, where, according to the legend, a monk lived for 30 years.

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Estrada dos Capuchos, Sintra




1st May to 15th September: from 9.30am to 8pm.
16th September to 30th April from 10am to 6pm.


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