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The Convent of the Friars Minor Capuchin, popularly known as the Convent of the Capuchos (Portuguese: Convento dos Capuchos), but officially the Convento de Santa Cruz da Serra da Sintra (Convent of the Holy Cross of the Sintra Mountains), is a historical convent consisting of small quarters and public spaces located in the civil parish of São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra. Its creation was associated with the Portuguese Viceroy of India, D. João de Castro, and his family, but became a pious community of reclusive clergy that continued to occupy cramp humble spaces in the complex, until the religious orders were abolished in Portugal.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
Yes, it's funny to see how those priests lived there. But Portugal doesn't spent any money in conserving this place. Archaeological excavation is in progress, but seems to be in rest already for some time. Really, not worth the trip or money.
So quiet! The nature is fresh and beautiful, and there are plenty of spots to just chill, mediate, or relax.
Fairly small place. Price (7€ in 2018) seemed expensive for the place, especially when compared to the value of what else can be seen in Sintra. Lack of signage makes it hard to know what you're looking at.
Hidden gem. Really fantastic place of historical interest. Very well preserved and maintained. A nice pace from the hustle and bustle of Sintra.
The only reason this didn't get 5 stars was because there is a lack of signage telling you what you're looking at. But they are doing extensive renovation so hopefully that will be resolved. So tranquil and atmospheric. Wonderful
A pleasant day out. Our family visit was very satisfying even though the temperature was 16C and windy. One wouldn't have known there was a convent in this hillside, a very beautiful and interesting place and one or two viewpoints if you go exploring and find them. 7€ for adult entrance is great value for money. Not suitable for prams, we recommend carrying (baby carrier). Just outside of the venue there is a nature walk if you fancy making a long time in the area. :)
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.
Too much money for a monastery.
Convent hidden in the forest, really interesting to see how the monks were living, what a lifestyle! The place is charming, mystical...
This is a very nice and niche place to visit in Sintra. Totally worth the cheap ticket. Go there at sundown for a better experience
Lovely place with a lot of interesting things to see. Beautiful viewpoints if you bring your good shoes. So quiet and peaceful compared to some of the other popular places (we were there on a Tuesday in July just before noon)