Convent of the Capuchos

Colares Sintra

(351) 21-923-7300

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This 16th century convent, overgrown with winding ivy and moss, is a mystical spot to visit. Formerly the home to clergy members until 1834 when religious orders were abolished in Portugal, it was renovated and repaired in the 20th century and became a World Heritage Site in 1995 as part of Sintra. Reopened to the public in 2001, visitors can now wander the irregular buildings that were carved out of the cliffs and admire the stark simplicity of the buildings. The decorations are sparse, but the chapel features blue and white tiles with panels displaying Christ scenes and murals with depictions of saints. Many of the windows and doors are covered in cork, Portugal’s traditional material.

Written by Kira Reinke

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