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Address: Sao Pedro de Penaferrim | Parques de Sintra, Serra de Sintra, Sintra 2710-405, Portugal
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Description: The "Capuchos Convent" or "Cork Convent" was established in 1560 by Dom...
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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The Green Convent

Hi there!! It is a beautiful place and I have called it the Green Convent because, upon arrival more than one wall facing you is covered in moss and looks pretty and fresh and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Sintra, Portugal
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Hi there!! It is a beautiful place and I have called it the Green Convent because, upon arrival more than one wall facing you is covered in moss and looks pretty and fresh and the entire place feels like you don't belong there... it has very small cells and you have the feeling that whoever used to live there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you don't have private car for your visit, the cheapest option is the Drop On - Drop Off bus from Sintra Train Station. The Capuchos Convent is one among several stops: Colares, Cabo da Roca, Palacio da Pena, Palacio Nacional... One hour more or less is enough for the visit, so you can come back using the next bus,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We loved the Convento dos Capuchos, mainly for all the reasons listed in the one-star review below! It is still mostly unrestored, and there are few visitors. This is one of the only sites in Sintra without public transportation, and Lonely Planet said it was a long walk along a road to get to it. However, it is easily accessible... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I'm glad we went, it wasn't crowded or over run with tourists, it's a beautiful setting and one can appreciate the history of this convent.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

a quaint little place, very interesting, It is a way from the rest of the sights, and doesn't take long to view, best do the long tours first...was an interesting place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the most interesting places to visit if you like authenticity, A bit off the beaten path, so not crowded with tourists like many of the other Sintra sites. Like nothing you will see elsewhere.

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Moron de la Frontera, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was our last stop before leaving Sintra and we are so happy we stopped here! What a beautiful location and a fascinating old convent. The location is very peaceful and the convent is built into the rocks of the landscape. You can wander through at your will. The map that you get when you purchase a ticket provides information... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

interesting kids may like it , but i am not sure if it worth the time .. except from the "monastery" there is nothing worth seeing.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Set in a beautiful woodland forest surround, so far unspoiled by excessive tourism. A unique mix of ruins and history, with mysterious connections to lunar worship and St Francis of Assisi. Best seen with a guide - Walk Hike Portugal provided a top rate service.

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Haslemere - Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Many years ago, it was possible to visit this small convent, carved out of the local rock caves in the middle of a pine forest, and be the only person there, apart from an unobtrusive attendant. The cells were corked lined, to protect from the cold and damp in winter and the place had a real atmosphere. Now, it is... More 

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Address: Sao Pedro de Penaferrim | Parques de Sintra, Serra de Sintra, Sintra 2710-405, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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