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Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent

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MUST SEE!!! Great views for free!

No charge for this place. Lovely chapel at top. Small little museum on way up. Gift/food shop at... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
HSR112
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
It’s a must and it’s free!

Absolutely stunning view from the top of the mountain..... you can see the entire city snd... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Nilma C
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Princeville, Hawaii
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Rua Vasco Coutinho | Parque da Prainha, Vila Velha, State of Espirito Santo 29100-231, Brazil
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+55 (27) 3329-0420
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 May 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.

2  Thank Camila F
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Reviewed 19 November 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.

3  Thank Vakantie77
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

No charge for this place. Lovely chapel at top. Small little museum on way up. Gift/food shop at bottom. Not very accessible for mobility impaired folks.

Thank HSR112
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning view from the top of the mountain..... you can see the entire city snd surroundings. Be sure to call for a schedule to watch a mass. The sanctuary is a architectural heritage, absolutely stunning! Free parking and entrance....

1  Thank Nilma C
Reviewed 31 December 2017

It is a quiet and wonderful place to visit. If you are a catholic, you can watch the Catholic Mass, but you must watch the schedule at the internet. The view that you have in this place is incredible, you can see all the city...More

Thank Sericogusman
Reviewed 23 November 2017

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 17 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 5 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 7 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
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