Leal da Câmara House Museum
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LEAL DA CÂMARA MUSEUM HOUSE (CASA MUSEU DE LEAL DA CÂMARA)

Located in Rinchoa on the main road connecting Sintra with Lisbon this building was once owned by the Marquês de Pombal and used as a stables and staging post between his two palaces Quinta da Granja do Marquês (Terrugem, Sintra) and the Palácio de Oeiras. In the 19th Century the house was used as a field hospital for Portuguese troops fighting Napoleon. However the building gained notoriety as the home to one of Portugal's greatest artists. From 1930 until his death in 1948 it was the home of the painter and caricaturist Mestre Leal da Câmara. His widow bequeathed the house to Municipality of Sintra following her death and in 1965 the house was opened to the public as a museum showcasing the life and works of Leal da Câmara. Within the museum there is a vast collection on display, featuring furniture, azulejos, table lamps and ceramics designed by him, also his caricatures, drawings, fabrics, ceramics and tiles, as well as the archive of his letters and documents.

Leal da Câmara House Museum

Tues-Fri: 10h00 – 18h00, Weekends 12h00 – 18h00
Mondays: CLOSED

Entance: FREE.


Contact Details
67 Calçada da Rinchoa, Rio de Mouro, 2635-312, Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 47' 31.4" N | 09° 19' 22.2" W
+351 219 164 303 | museu.lcamara@cm-Sintra.pt


Getting There

From Lisbon take the A37 north west and turn off at junction 11. From Sintra head along the A16 east for six miles.

The museum is within a 15 minute walk from three train stations, Rio de Mouro and Mercês on the Azambuja/Sintra Line and Mira Sintra-Meleças station on the Linha do Oeste regional line.

• Azambuja/Sintra Line: Timetable
• Oeste Line: Timetable

Trains of Portugal Website