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Itineraries for tourist guides

Discovering the Coast and the Hills

Places to Visit

Cabo da Roca Convent of the Capuchos

This is the best option for those coming from Cascais, on a route that passes Cabo da Roca, Capuchos Convent and, on a full day trip, also taking in Colares and the beaches of Sintra. This route takes place almost exclusively in the fresh air, and so is a naturally safe route that allows for social distancing to be easily observed without diminishing the experience.

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Half a day to visit the Convent and Cabo da Roca, or one day, if you choose to visit Colares and the beaches.

Indicative opening times

Visiting times are flexible and only depend on the closing times of the monuments


Low - We suggest wearing suitable outdoor clothing and footwear


Permitted for personal use, without a tripod


Leaving Cascais, the most scenic option is to use the N247 road, passing through Praia do Guincho. After visiting Cabo da Roca, head to Pé da Serra and take the exit for the Convent of the Capuchos. Returning to Pé da Serra, if you choose to continue exploring the Sintra coast, go down to Colares and continue on to the municipality's various beaches.

Cabo da Roca Lighthouse


The day begins in Cascais, heading towards Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point in continental Europe.

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Cabo da Roca


At Cabo da Roca, we are at the most westerly point in continental Europe, the perfect vantage point to see where the Sintra hills and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

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Convent of the Capuchos


The former Capuchos Convent is one of the least visited places in the Sintra hills, which makes it a rather different experience from going to Pena or the town of Sintra.

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Convent of the Capuchos


Capuchos Convent was built in the 16th century, in harmony with the surrounding nature, which was kept intact by the friars who lived there. For this reason, in the grounds of the Convent, you can still see one of the best-preserved examples of the primitive forest of Sintra. If there is still time, Colares is only 15 minutes away. From there, you can visit several of Sintra’s beaches (Praia da Adraga, Praia Grande, Praia das Maçãs, among others).

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This itinerary includes

Parques De Sintra Convento Dos Capuchos

Convent of the Capuchos

Parques De Sintra Farol Do Cabo Da Roca

Cabo da Roca Lighthouse


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