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.
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