This convent dates from the 17th century and belonged to the Frier Capuchin Franciscan Order. “The house” was constituted by the Convent, cloister, church and, siege of recreation and production, nowadays, only the convent exists.
The convent acquired the name "convalescence" because it was a hospice that received people in recovery, later was elevated to a convent.
Queen Maria I, wanted that when the Águas Livres Aqueduct was built, the fountains of the Convalescence were also supplied. Its the Chafariz das Águas Boas (Fountain of the Good Water) or, Santo António da Convalescença.