Guided Visit - Life and Death at the Capuchos Convent in Sintra Mountains







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Early in the afternoon you'll be picked up at Sintra's train station and you'll be taken by car to the Capuchos Convent, in the Sintra Mountains.

In this guided visit you'll be removed from the modern-day bustling and transported - through the words of the Historian Miguel Boim - across centuries of History filled with habits, memories, and accounts, all related with the most single, rustic and mystical monument Sintra Mountains has.

The habits, the mystical experiences lived in day or night, the visits and visitations, as well as the fears that grew in every shadow in the crepuscular wilderness around the Convent, all of which - more than your mind - will touch your heart.

It will be an afternoon full of memories from distant centuries, it will be engraved in you like an old book, such as the ones in which all these details were picked by your accompanying Historian Miguel Boim.

The visit will have the duration of around 3h30 and will include the interior of the Convent, as well its property, where you'll see quite a few unusual points of interest.

The memories and habits you're going to hear about were extracted from the Historian Miguel Boim work as an independent researcher on religious chronicles dated from several centuries back. Therefore you are going to listen about the strangest habits - besides the strange way of living in these grottos - and the eeriest accounts of what some friars have suffered upon certain visitations.

At the end of the visit, you'll be taken back to Sintra's train station, where you were picked up before the visit.

⭐ Highlights:
+ Experience the mysterious grottos and cells in the rocks
+ Learn about the strange habits that the friars had in this rocky convent
+ Hear the tales of Devil visitations to some of the friars in the 17th century
+ Know how they processed the Sintra Mountains plants for their medicine
+ Be accompanied by a Historian who will tell you all about the Convent

✔ Included
+ Ticket for the Convent.
+ Pick up at Sintra Train Station to be taken to the Convent in the mountains.

❌ Not Included
+ Hotel pickup not included.

❗ Know Before You Book:
.Booking needed until 48h prior to the desired date.

.Minimum age: 14.
.This walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility, cardiac conditions, or pregnant women.

.No smoking allowed.
.Since it is in the mountains you will find ups and downs (in regular terrain) in the visit.
.In the property the terrain will be irregular in some parts, but nothing a person with no movement impairment can't handle.
.This visit will take place between 14h00 and 17h30 (with pick up at Sintra train station at 13h00).
.This visit will occur under almost all weather conditions (being the exception the ones that may imply any risks for the participants or warnings from the Civil Protection) so please have the proper clothing and footwear.

⚠ Know Before You Go:
.Please be at the meeting point at 13h00.
.You will need comfortable footwear (the same you would use to stroll around in a touristic place for a whole afternoon) and clothes that can be suitable for cold but that you can easily remove them if you feel hot.
.Each element of your group must have their ID with them.
.Make sure everyone in your group has their individual bottle of water.

📍 Meeting Point
The main entrance of Sintra Train Station (the last train station)
Av. Dr. Miguel Bombarda, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
The meeting point will be at the main entrance of Sintra Train Station (the last station of Sintra's line, the one which gives access to Sintra's Village), at Avenida Miguel Bombarda, Sintra, Portugal. The main entrance it's the one in an old building which faces Cynthia cafe. In that entrance, you will find Miguel Boim (the bearded face person in the logo) or someone holding your name.


  • For lovers of:

    Culture and a View and Religious Heritage.

  • Risk level:


  • Duration:

    03:30 Hours

  • GPS Location:

    Lat:38.799351N Long:9.3861175W

  • Meeting point:

    Main entrance of Sintra Train Station (the last train station)

  • Translator:


  • Translation for:

    English, Portuguese


  • Customers:

    Minimum: 1

    Maximum: 5

  • Children:

    Not Allowed Up to the age of 13

  • Babies:

    Not Allowed Up to the age of 3

  • Reservation:

    Within: 48 hours


  • Adults:

    From 90.00 € up to 190.00 €


  • Pays accepted:
  • Vouchers accept:

    ['Paper', 'Electronic']


  • Month(s)

    January - December


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