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Capuchin Convent in the mountains of Sintra

Isolated from the remaining monuments of Sintra, in the interior of the mountains, there is the Capuchin Convent (Santa Cruz Convent).

This convent was built in 1560 by order of D. Álvaro de Castro, to house a small community of 8 Franciscan friars.

There is a legend that D. João de castro, son of D. Álvaro de Castro, in pursuit of a deer, would have lost himself and fallen asleep under a boulder. He would then have dreamed that a higher entity was telling him to build a time of Christian worship in that place.