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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
+351 21 923 7300

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting a number of castles and palaces in the area and purchasing tickets to all of them here earned us a discount. It also meant that when we arrived at the other venues over the next few days we were able to go...More

Thank 343christinerobbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to get the audio guide when you visit. It was so atmospheric. You can imagine how all the monks lived.

Thank UKflygal67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the audio guide and you will be fascinated. Such sacrafice, such an other wordly place, such quietness.

Thank Goosey2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were glad we went to see this place, accessing it by the Hop on Hop off bus as it is quite unique. It has been given a lot of funding which spans 2016-2018 so a bit of work to be carried out but it...More

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing monastery located in Sintra district, Built from a lot of small monks room covered with cork. While visited there were almost no other tourist in the site but I believe it worth it. Never seen or heard about such a place

Thank XXXE-lan67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this charming little monastery. It is not so touristy - currently undergoing some restauration. You can almost feel how the monks lived their simple life. the place is somewhat overgrown but that's part of the special feeling. Not one of the 'big' sites to...More

Thank Anke S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was debating if we should go here, and am sure thankful we did! From the moment we entered, we were in awe. These monks were artists. The placement of every detail, and how their humble surroundings interact with nature...all I can say is, you must...More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Franciscan Monastery built in 1560 is set amidst giant boulders and a lush dense forest. You have to rent a car, hire a taxis or take a uber to get to it. Free parking. Do NOT let that stop you from going. It is...More

Thank thetravelteam
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a very unique experience and well worth the detour! Walking around the main sights of Sintra was about 20km, so we took a taxi here (11-12€) each way. Fascinating to see the tiny rooms!

Thank SGS18
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Calm peaceful place. The monastery in its original form, no luxury, austerity. Around amazing nature and silence. The best place to wander and think. Especially impressive after luxury palaces and manors of Sintra.

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June 5, 2016|
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Response from Sara R |
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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