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Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent

Rua Vasco Coutinho | Parque da Prainha, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo 29100-231, Brazil
+55 (27) 3329-0420
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The hill top Convent is a steep and long walk from the base. Adequate parking is provided, there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronnie S
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Penha Convent (Portuguese: Convento da Penha) is a convent in Vila Velha, Brazil, on the top of a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
KanwarDeep
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Rua Vasco Coutinho | Parque da Prainha, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo 29100-231, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hill top Convent is a steep and long walk from the base. Adequate parking is provided, there are numerous services throughout the day. Wonderful views of Vitoria.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Penha Convent (Portuguese: Convento da Penha) is a convent in Vila Velha, Brazil, on the top of a high mountain overlooking the cities of Vitória and Vila Velha. Founded in approximately 1558 by Pedro Palácios, today it is home to Espírito Santo's Patron Saint, Our...More

Thank KanwarDeep
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This convent is strategically located on a hill with some amazing views of the two cities Vitoria and Vila Velha.

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

It´s cheap to go there from vitória city by taxi or uber, we can also catch a bus to Vila Velha bus terminal which is not far away from the entrance. At the entrance there are vans to take us uphill ( R$4,00 round trip...More

Thank Ricardo R
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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank RobertJF57
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
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