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“Surreal!” 5 of 5 stars
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Capuchos Convent
Sao Pedro de Penaferrim | Parques de Sintra, Serra de Sintra, Sintra 2710-405, Portugal
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Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in Sintra
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Owner description: 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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“Surreal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Beautiful gardens and very historic. I felt inner peace. Only 6€ per adult. Self paced...headphones optional for 3€

Visited September 2013
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“See how the monks lived”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

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.

Visited September 2013
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“In the mistery of Sintra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

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

Visited September 2013
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“what an experience!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The perfect communion between nature, man and the beyond is a must to see in Sintra. Take the hop-on-hop-off bus near Sintra station to explore this marvelous place.

Visited August 2013
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“You must go there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The capuchos Convent makes me and my wife travell in time. This is the most wanderful place that we went and found the really communion between man and nature.

Visited April 2013
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