We discovered this on our City Sightseeing tour bus. Located in a beautiful country area, it is very quaint and modest in comparison to many of the palaces and other sights in Sintra.
For this attraction you need a car, or it is on the Citysightseeing bus route. It is not very touristie. It was the poorest convent in Portugal and life there was certainly basic. Life was very simple here. It is not in the best condition in the middle of the forest, but is interesting and authentic. I went on a... More
Fascinating place to visit. Amazing to think that people lived in small cork lined cells. Some where so small you could barely get in. Sadly the whole trip was ruined by a party of school children who were unsupervised by their teachers and were allowed to ruin riot in a holy place, and have no regard to the holiness of... More
After seeing all the great impressive monasteries in Portugal you come across a tiny modest monastery. Dug in the rock, tiny rooms covered with cork you enter the world of the Cpuchin monks who lived there according to their belief - in poverty .mortification. The place is located in the lovely forested area of Sintra.
Cork-lined cells inhabited by monks, linked together in a weird and twisting convent. The forest around is quite lovely. Bring a lunch. Stroll around. Enjoy the views.
There is no furniture in the convent, but the unusual setting and cork lined rooms give an idea of the hard life of the monks who lived here.
Sintra is a fairy tale place, and the Capuchos convent is in the middle of Sintra. Don't miss it. Wonder around the place if you see a king or a queen, it is normal. You are in Sintra
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