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Convento dos Capuchos

Convento dos Capuchos Review

From 1560 until 1834, when it was abandoned, seven monks—never any more, never any less—inhabited the bare, cork-lined cells in this remote, extraordinarily austere convent, and prayed in the tiny chapel hewn out of the rock. Impure thoughts meant a spell in the Penitents' Cell, an excruciatingly small space. Guides for the 45-minute tour bring the history of the place to life with zest and humor.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Convento dos Capuchos, Sintra
  • Phone: 21/923–7300
  • Cost: €5, guided tour €10
  • Hours: Apr.–mid-Sept, daily 9.30–8; mid-Sep.–Mar., daily 10–6. Last admission 1 hr before closing
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  • Location: Convento dos Capuchos

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