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Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent

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Address: Rua Vasco Coutinho | Parque da Prainha, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo 29100-231, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful place

This was the first place I visited when I landed in South America trip for 94 days. The staff was extremely helpful and the best place to view vitoria

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Thembi S
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This was the first place I visited when I landed in South America trip for 94 days. The staff was extremely helpful and the best place to view vitoria

Thank Thembi S
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice view from both cities, Vitória and Vila Velha. The Covent is built on the top of a hill on the Vila Velha side, by the Ocean border of the two cities.

Thank Claudio V
Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Its worth the visit, not only because the view is awesome, but the place is very peaceful too! If you don't want to get tired and exercise, take the shuttle to go up the hill, its a good deal.

Thank Laura L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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75 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Worth the climb more than 200 steps. but be sure to go with a local guide. The location is far from the traditional attractions of Rio de Janeiro.

Thank FabioCIpolla
Delray Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Many people will take the long drive to the top just for the outstanding views of the beautiful port city of Vitoria. But for many others, it is an outstanding spiritual experience, for it is an active Catholic Church and shrine. I believe that the best experience is not just to go and take pictures, but to stop for a... More 

Thank RobertJF57
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you are in the area, - You must visit this place. Even as a non-religious person, I found it fascinating, its from the 1500's originally, and the views are amazing. Its so full of history!

Thank Bruce M
Macae, RJ
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

A Nice place to know a little bit more about brazilian history. The view from Vila Velha and Vitória is wonderful. Pros: Nice view Cons: The parking lot is small and on the weekends it's crowded.

Thank Andrezapr0c0pi0
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

A highlight for a short visit. The views are incredible and the attraction itself is beautifully maintained. The inside of the monastery has many paintings and the chapel is small but imposing. A small snack restaurant and two lovely gift shops makes for a great outing.

Thank Mariska H
Vila Velha, ES
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a very historical place built in the mid 1500s. The view here is more than super. You can see from vila velha to victoria. You can also attend mass daily.

Thank callj28
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

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!

Thank GilmB

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