Following an extensive renovation project in the 1950s and a lack of documentation throughout its life (contemporary and historic), the Convent of the Capuchos of Caparica (1558) today is in a state of confusion about the original configuration of its spaces. Presently, the convent serves the community of Almada as a space for recitals, concerts, wedding
Digital Reconstructions of Caparica and Alferrara According to the Statutes of the Province of Santa Maria da Arrábida
What would the ideal Arrábida convent look like if we followed the rules of the Estatutos da Província de Santa Maria da Arrábida as strictly as possible? How do specific instances of these convents compare to this ideal?
We began investigating the 17th century Estatutos da Província de Santa Maria da Arrábida in May 2019 to better understand the history of Nossa Senhora da Piedade da Caparica and its relationship to other Arrábida Convents across Portugal.