Convento dos Capuchos (Sintra)
Convent in Sintra
Capuchos Convent, also called Santa Cruz or the Cork Convent, was constructed in 1560 by Dom Álvaro de Castro to fulfill a vow made by his father, Dom João de Castro, who was Viceroy of India.
The convent’s small cells, chapel, refectory, and other facilities are built into the rock and lined with cork, showcasing the modest and ascetic lifestyle of the Franciscan friars who once resided there.
Located on the Serra de Sintra, the convent is situated 9 kilometers from the center of Sintra.
Visiting Convento dos Capuchos (Sintra)