Changes to our services due to the pandemic: see Opening Times, Cafeterias and Stores (within Plan your visit) | 15 May 2021: Convent of the Capuchos closed on its regular opening times; traffic interruptions in Sintra due to the "Rali das Camélias" (see How to get there, within Plan your visit)
Moss and Cork - Restoring the Capuchos Convent
‘Moss and Cork – Restoring the Capuchos Convent’ reveals the complexities of one of the most delicate restoration operations in Parques de Sintra’s 20-year history. The visit will be led by experts in engineering, conservation and restoration, who will explain the approach taken to the project, which aimed to find a balance between the stability and safety of the structures and preserve the historic and material identity of this heritage site.
Route with accessibility restrictions, uneven surfaces and access by stairs. Comfortable footwear suitable for walking recommended.