Convent of the Capuchos, Colares

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Convent of the Capuchos, an extensive monastery complex created with minimalism in mind, was constructed by the Franciscan order of monks in 1560 in the mountains near Lisbon. The Franciscans, who practiced extreme poverty, lent the buildings an air of simplicity. Wander the courtyards and hallways of the unassuming stone structures, weathered and overgrown with tangled vegetation. Note the cork insulation installed in the doors and windows, a hallmark of the convent, designed to protect against both cold and heat. Take a guided tour to explore more of the grounds and learn more about the site's history. Add Convent of the Capuchos to your Colares travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colares road trip planner.
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  • More isolated than the other sites of Sintra, it offers little Forde for the cost of the entrance. Many open yards. It could be kept better. The convent is very bare and makes good the idea of how you had to live there, in the past.
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  • This is beautiful monastery with a well laid out garden. This is a scenic area to walk around. You need to be healthy.  more »
  • Is easy to reach by the car. Good to walk with kid's, they will have a lot of fun in small, labyrinth rooms. Just to relax, when you don't like big tourists spots. But the ticket 7€ for an adult , is too much for such small object.
  • Very special place to visit. You can enter the buildings which is a very informative. There were some loud constructions going on otherwise it would be 5 stars.
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