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Convento N S da Penha

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Address: Acesso pela rua Vasco Coutinho | Parque da Prainha, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo 29100231, Brazil
Phone Number: 27-3329-0420
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Holy place with spectacular views!

It is a very sacred place! It really worth a visit! Not only its history is amazing but also it is an awesome cities view - Vila Velha and Vitoria. This visit is highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very sacred place! It really worth a visit! Not only its history is amazing but also it is an awesome cities view - Vila Velha and Vitoria. This visit is highly recommended!

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice to visit but the convento is not very impressive. It is however nice to visit for the excellent view om Vila and Vitoria. For that it is recommended.

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Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It is a must go for visitors to Vitoria and Vila Velha, from there you have the best view of both cities and the place itself has a very nice history, starting in the 16th century

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Perth, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Beautiful old convent on the top of a rock, at the top of a hill. If you cross the bridge from Vittoria to Vila Vehla at night it is the only place lit so far up. It's impressive in its structure and gives a 360 view for miles around. Well worth the trip up - by bus or taxi, and... More 

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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This s convent is a summary of the history of Brazil. It started being built on the 16th century, not long after the discovery of the country. Beautiful construction added on century by century it is not only a beautiful place of worship but also a museum. It is built on top of a rock over 500 mt above sea... More 

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Vila Velha, ES
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

It's a great place for those who look for a great view of the city. We took a lot of pic there. You can go walking of by car, except on Sunday.

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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'm not very religious so I was not very excited to go there but the view from the top is amazing! I loved to go there because I could take a lot of beautiful pictures from Vitoria and Vila Velha. If you are catholic, they have a church over there and it is very beautiful as well.

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Vitoria
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Semira P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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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