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Convento N S da Penha

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Address: Acesso pela rua Vasco Coutinho, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil

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If you come to Vitoria you must go to this amazing place. It's nice to walk through the slaves path to enjoy the good atmosphere of the place and you can imagine yourself that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Vitoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you come to Vitoria you must go to this amazing place. It's nice to walk through the slaves path to enjoy the good atmosphere of the place and you can imagine yourself that time.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is absolutely the best view you will find of Vitória and Villa Velha. The convent and grounds are beautiful and if you enjoy historic architecture, this convent was built in 1558! Even if you aren't Catholic, this should be on your list of "TO DO's" while in Vitoria or Villa Velha

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

stated in a hig hill in Vila Velha city, colse to Vitória/ES, has one of best view from Vitória. An old catholic monastery, very well preserved.nothing special about monasteries, but with a great view. That´s all

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Broussard, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Very Best View of the area ! This is a Very Popular site for locals, to buy penance ribbons and tie to tree branches, and to pray at the beautifully-carved tiny altar. The traffic up the narrow, steep, winding road leading to the old convent is pretty and very interesting. We stopped to watch tiny monkeys, which are more... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The convent high atop a forest covered Morro in Vila Velha is remarkable both for its location and its contents. You wonder at the effort that would have been required to construct these buildings, beginning around 1558. The dedication and devotion of the architect monks who put this place together is really quite remarkable. The access road from down below... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

More than a religious catholic place where you can go to pray, you can go to have some fun with friends and family, enjoying a good hikking while climbing, see lots of animals such as monkeys, types of spiders, birds etc.. You have the best view of the city, amazing pictures! Have fun :) If you are going to the... More 

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Amesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you go to Vila Vehla you need to know that it is not much of a tourist venue unless you love the beach. But while there you should visit the convent. First, do not follow the road up the hill, rather take the foot path that pilgrims often cover on their knees. When you arrive at the top, take... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great view and interesting architectural examples. The ex-voto chamber is amazing! Many objects makes us thinking about the meanings they keep.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you plan to come to Vitoria or Vila Velha, the Convento is one of those place you must visit. It was built in 1558 on the top of a rock and it is one of the most beautiful views of our beloved state!

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Piracicaba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The "Convento da Penha" is the main tourist spot of Vila Velha! Being on top of a hill you can have a panoramic view of Vila Velha as well Vitória! The climb is tiring, but the view is rewarding!

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