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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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Amesville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
89 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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