Discover one of the calmest and most contemplative convents in the Sintra hills and Lisbon region. The Convent dos Capuchos awaits you.
Discover the most surprising convent in the Lisbon region. In the heart of the Sintra hills, the Franciscan friars took their vows of abnegation and poverty to the extreme and built a convent in the rock decorated with cork, the preeminent example of withdrawal from the world and the comfort associated with life on earth.
This convent was founded in 1560 by D. Álvaro de Castro and given to the Fransican monks of Arrábida.
The extreme austerity of the rooms and the apparent labyrinthine construction will amaze you.
The courtyards and the view of the convent are unique, as well as the surrounding wood, which has been untouched for centuries.
Enjoy this place of contemplation and spirituality to stay for a while and feel the extreme peace that seems to bless this spot.
An unforgettable experience.