For more than 50 years, Caparica was, for me, no more than an ugly village by the longest beach around Lisbon.
This year I found Capuchos, and noticed that there’s something more than the “Costa” in Caparica. It’s never too late to learn.
In the cliffs overlooking the beach, with great sights, there’s a convent dating from the 16th century, now used by the municipality to cultural and social events.
Restored in 1952, it received a carved altarpiece and new tiles representing St. Anthony’s sermons.
It is surrounded by a small but nice and refreshing garden.
Fonte da Telha
Despite the distance and traffic jams on the bridge, this is one of Lisbon’s favorite beaches. A long, thin sandy beach, clear water (albeit cold) and a generally safe sea, even with some swell are the main attractions.
Oh Carlos – Good
I rarely go to this beach – It’s the best beach for people living in Lisbon, which means traffic jams in all the good days, and not many attractions in the other.
Being so, I don’t remember eating there in the last 300 years or so, but I knew, through my friends in Lisbon, that, knowing where to search, it’s possible to have there very good experiences.
That happened to me, when visiting my grandson, in the beach with the other part of his family, I was taken inland, to the unknown Charneca da Caparica and to this restaurant.
It was full, and, that, about 10 km from the beach, was already a good sign. After a little time waiting we sat for a remarkable lunch.
It will be difficult to me to try a second restaurant in this village in the next 300 years.
PS – “The other part of the family” didn’t allow me to see the bill, but I got the idea that it was very reasonable too.
Address: R. Pedro Costa, 1247 Charneca da Caparica
Phone: +351 212 961 128
Website: Oh Carlos
Exhibitions in Capuchos convent
It is not an outstanding destination, nor a must see, but, if you need a break in a sunny day on the beach, why not a small detour to this convent?
We were there with rain, and wished to go back under a bright sun, when the sights will be different, of course, and, inside, with any kind of weather, maybe you’ll find an interesting exhibition, as we did.
Well, we were invited to the opening…
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