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.


  • 7.00€
  • Easy external parking
  • Convents & Monasteries
  • Visitable (no guide), Visitable (with a guide), Shop

    opening hours

  • monday: 09:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-18:00
  • thursday: 09:00-18:00
  • friday: 09:00-18:00
  • saturday: 09:00-18:00
  • sunday: 09:00-18:00

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.

Fonte da Rua Barbosa du Bocage

Ancient marble fountain disabled with a tile panel behind.

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