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Stunning views

The views of Sao Vicente, Santos and Praia Grande are stunning from this island. Wasn't over impressed with the Niemeyer Monument but the views from there are quite nice.

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

The views of Sao Vicente, Santos and Praia Grande are stunning from this island. Wasn't over impressed with the Niemeyer Monument but the views from there are quite nice.

Thank Rechinout
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28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Porchat Island gives you an opportunity to admire three cities of Sao Paulo State: "Santos", "Sao Vicente" and "Praia Grande" from the top! You'll be able to see the whole shore, the ships on the horizon, waves being formed, people like ants and paraglider! What a view! The belvedere projected by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 2002 due to 500th... More 

Thank GuilhermeWillian
Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2015

It's an okay place to explore with a Native or a guide! Nice views and interesting little Island with a very high and steep top were there are some old apartment buildings! Some night clubs traditionally opened on High Seasons or on Hollydays...nothing special! Actually I wouldn't even waste my time! There are other better things to do! Unless you... More 

2 Thank Conosseur_01
Praia Grande, SP
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

there are some spots that can give you great views from different angles... you can see Sao Vicente, Santos and Praia Grande from there. It's a great exercise to go up there by foot or bicicle, but if you prefer, go by car, it's much easier!

1 Thank Leticia A
Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2014

At the top of the Ilha Porchat hill there is the "Memorial of the 500th Anniversary" which is a Lookout designed by architect Oscar Niermayer. The lookout points to Brasilia, capital of Brazil also designed by Niermayer. Next to the Lookout you Will find a restaurant called Terraço Chopperia which despite of the antiquated cuisine and decoration it a also... More 

1 Thank antonpower K
Park City, Utah
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very nice place to visit in Sao Vicente. Picturesque views. Its a little bit of trek on foot so maybe a car or cab will save you a hike uphill. Make sure to bring your panoramic camera ;)

1 Thank Joe E
Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

You get a great view from up the Porchat Island but I advise you to go with a car. The walk is kinda long unless you wanna exercise a little. From up there you can see the Itararé Beach and the São Vicente Bay.

Thank Erik F
San Francisco
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This island is the one that is linked to Sao Vicente by the Ponte Pensil. There are a bunch of bars and restaurants on the island, so it's a good spot for nightlife. Probably the highlight is the large white lookout that was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It gives nice views of Sao Vicente and Santos below.

Thank Quetzalcoatl

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