Cartuxa de Laveiras

The old Convent of Cartuxa, located in Caxias, Oeiras is, along with the Monastery of Cartuxa, in Évora, is one of only two examples of Portuguese Carthusian Order. This convent was founded in the 17th century on a land donated by Simoa Rodrigues, to the Misericórdia de Lisboa, and its architecture is marked by a mix of Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque styles. The construction of the small cloister, with three arches in each wing, was ordered by Cardinal Luís de Sousa by the end of the same century. It’s a ensemble built on a rural property that encompasses the older nucleus, consisting of the church, its dependencies and all the buildings erected in the 20th century to house the reformatory, which stretched across a soft slope.

Estrada das Cartuxas, 2760-022 Caxias
Getting here
GPS: 38°42'15"N 9°16'22"W
Bus: 108, 117, 158
Train: Caxias
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