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Capuchos Convent, Colares

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Capuchos Convent, an extensive monastery complex created with minimalism in mind, was constructed by the Franciscan order of monks in 1560 in the mountains near Lisbon. The Franciscans, who practiced extreme poverty, lent the buildings an air of simplicity. Wander the courtyards and hallways of the unassuming stone structures, weathered and overgrown with tangled vegetation. Note the cork insulation installed in the doors and windows, a hallmark of the convent, designed to protect against both cold and heat. Take a guided tour to explore more of the grounds and learn more about the site's history. Use our Colares tourist route planner to add Capuchos Convent and other attractions to your Colares vacation plans.
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  • So much for my partner as for me, was the great discovery of the sierra de Sintra. Sintra and its sierra is attractive with a beautiful natural setting that is alternated with palaces, castles, monasteries, etc. But the Capuchos Convent is something separate and unique. That nobody waits on his visit a work very typical of the time, on the contrary, arquitectonica is rather simple and rudimentary construction in the rock, but that Yes, shows us the habitat and way of life of these monks at that time. NO TE LO MISS IF YOU GO BY SINTRA!
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  • An amazing place where monks built their monastery as part of the surrounding nature. Large parts of the site, however, was muted for historic excavations which limited the experience part.
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  • It is my favorite place in Sintra. A little piece of heaven! Amazing how the Franciscan monks lived here and managed to preserve and respect nature. Perfect to visit if you had enough of big palaces a...  read more »
  • This is a discovering adventure. The convent is small, small as in you having to bend down to fit the doors. But also as not a lot to visit in the inside of the building. This is nice to bring your kids for an exploration adventure. Be aware, bring comfortable shoes like hiking boots. Free to visit for locals residents of Sintra on Sunday mornings.
  • one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen
  • This old convent is a bit of a drive from sintra but well worth a visit. Beautiful place.
  • Amazing site that you should not miss. Is not to tell is to see
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  • Interesting place to visit. It is not as popular as the palaces and the fifth, but by that same it is quieter. A bit far and difficult to get him.
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