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Convento N S da Penha

Acesso pela rua Vasco Coutinho, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Vila Velha
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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175 reviews 175 reviews
71 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
111 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Vila Velha, ES
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Going to convento N S da Penha by foot is a long way but you can see beautiful birds and those little monkeys that come to eat on your hand. When you arrive at the building, the view is spectacular: you can see Vitória island, a beautiful and blue sea and the third bridge that connects Vitória to mainland.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Not to miss if you are blessed with a sunshine day. The 360 view is absolutely fantastic. You can drive up if you are lazy...

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