Leal da Câmara House Museum
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Located in Rinchoa on the main road connecting Sintra with Lisbon this building was once owned by the Marquês de Pombal and used as 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 he died in 1948, it was home of the painter and caricaturist Mestre Leal da Câmara. His widow bequeathed the house to the Municipality of Sintra following her death. In 1965 the house was opened to the public as a museum showcasing the life and works of Leal da Câmara. Inside the museum, there is a vast collection on display, featuring furniture, azulejos, table lamps and ceramics designed by him. Also on display are his caricatures, drawings, fabrics, ceramics and tiles. There is also an 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 to the Leal da Câmara Museum

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/Lisboa/Sintra line Timetable
• Linha do Oeste Timetable
Trains of Portugal Website