Convento dos Capuchos
Built in the middle of cliffs and vegetation, this Convent is also known as convent of Santa Cruz da Serra or Cork. Simple construction of great rusticity was founded in 1560, by Dom Álvaro de Castro, as fulfilment of a vow he had made to his father, Dom João de Castro. In this space all is miniaturial, the tiers, lined with Cork, the refectory and the small church with the marble altar, whose Vault was carved in the rock itself. It is assumed that was abandoned in 1834, following the extinction of the religious orders determined by the liberal regime.
Serra de Sintra
- Easy external parking
- Convents & Monasteries
- Visitable (no guide), Shop, Visitable (with a guide)
- monday: 09:30-20:00
- tuesday: 09:30-20:00
- thursday: 09:30-20:00
- wednesday: 09:30-20:00
- friday: 09:30-20:00
- saturday: 09:30-20:00
- sunday: 09:30-20:00
- holiday: 09:30-20:00
Monuments near Convento dos Capuchos
Busto de Carlos França
Bronze bust of Charles France (great man of science).
Busto de José Alfredo da Costa Azevedo
Bronze bust of José Alfredo da Costa Azevedo, offered by Câmara Municipal de Sintra in 1997.
Busto do Doutor Gregório Rafael da Silva D' Almeida
Bronze bust of Dr. Gregory Rafael da Silva D'almeida (1854-1920), prefaced by an image of a woman and a boy.
Escultura "Os Perseguidos"
Bronze sculpture by Pedro Teixeira, Angels dated 1969. Represents two life-size human figures agachadas and attached.
Fonte da Pipa
Stone source, dated 1788, with tile panels where warriors are represented.