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Convento dos Capuchos

The Capuchos Convent (although also called Convento da Santa Cruz) is an old convent of the Order of São Francisco which is located in the Serra de Sintra, district of Lisbon, Portugal.

According to legend, during a hunt in the Serra de Sintra, when in pursuit of a deer, the 4th Viceroy of India, D. João de Castro, will have lost himself falling asleep with fatigue under a boulder. In a dream, the need to erect a Christian temple there would have been revealed to him.

Sintra, Lisboa
45 min - 38 km to Lisbon
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