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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 19 attractions in Vila Velha
Type: Religious Sites
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Piracicaba, SP
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Here is one of the most beautiful city views of Vitória Bay. And the most famous landscape of Espirito Santo. Avoid it on Sunday morning. The access is difficult, because of the morning mass

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The view from the top is already worth the visit, simply amazing! Nice little chapel to visit with an interesting story as it was once used as a fort. There's no fee.

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Penticton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I rented a car and learned to drive like a Brazilian. It is no wonder they do so well in motor racing, but driving across this bridge made it worthwhile. This fort is on top of a huge rock and slaves carried all the materials up there. You can take a bus to the top, but I hiked, as I... More

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Fraiburgo, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a convent built in 1558. There is a small but pretty chappel at the top, but the views are just breathtaking! On one side you can see Victoria, the state capital and on the other side, Vila Velha and the Atlantic Ocean! Go by taxi to the entrance gate and from there it costs R$ 3 to get... More

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Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

if you come to Vitoria, this is THE place to visit. not so easy to get there, as it is in the Velha part. By taxi quite expensive as you have to cross the bridge. Being cheap, I took the buss at the stop before the bridge, crossed the bridge by bus, and walked from there (you can't miss), the... More

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Vitoria, ES
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Convento da Penha is a magical place, regardless of religious choice of the traveler. Not only for the beautiful view over the cities of Vitoria and Vila Velha, but also to think about the 500 years of its history. I recommend that the traveler, if you are in good health, go walking by the old road. He will have... More

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San Donà di Piave
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The convent is really interesting from a cultural side. Interesting with its history and all but like the majority of people who visited I too need to say that the most 2 beautiful things that made this vist worth it are the view from the convent where you can see all Vila Velha, terceira ponte, it si absolutely marvellous, you... More

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