Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent

Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, Vila Velha: Hours, Address, Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent Reviews: 4.5/5

Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent

Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent
4.5
from CA$24.16
Missions • Churches & Cathedrals
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
5:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
4:15 AM - 4:45 PM
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hcib
Vila Velha, ES138 contributions
Dated from 16th century
Oct. 2020 • Friends
One of the oldest buildings in Brazil. You can notice the detailed wood and ceramic work from almost 500 years ago. From the top you get the best view of Vitoria and Vila Velha city.
Written October 4, 2020
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Regina S
Sao Paulo, SP214 contributions
The best views of Vitória and Vila Velha
Nov. 2019
Beautiful church with a viewpoint that provides panoramic views of Vitória and Vila Velha. It has a rich altar with several wood and marble pieces There is a delicate collection of clothes that are used in the image of Our Lady of Penha
Written March 3, 2020
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Cris Amorim
Sao Paulo, SP11 contributions
Beautiful place
Dec. 2019
You can go by walking or take a van to arrive on the top of the hill. You can visit inside and learn about the history. It has also a very impressive view of Vila Velha and Vitoria.
Written February 12, 2020
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ZDas
Herzliya, Israel56 contributions
Quite a climb but worth it
May 2019 • Solo
Had a day off to spend in Vitoria, a friend recommended I see the view from the convent. It’s a location that is seen from almost any point on the coast line of Vitoria and draws your attention, so I decided to cross the bridge and have a look. The Uber ride took me to the entrance to the complex, I had to pay admission of 5 Real. To reach the convent you have to walk up hill for about 15 minutes, 20 if your lazy, it’s not very difficult but it does get you running a sweat. Since the trail is brick road inside the forest you do get a car passing you by every few moments, and since its surrounded by forest there is some wildlife, I actually stopped for a moment to catch my breath and suddenly saw that there was a snake on the sidewalk. On the flip side I also a cute monkey when I cam out of the convent, so it evens out I guess. Once I got to the top the view of the city (either Vitoria or Velia) is really breathtaking. You have some good spots to catch the view but the convent itself also offers some excellent views not to mention that it’s special all by itself. I really think it was worth the trip (the way down is easier, and I’m pretty sure if I spoke some Portuguese I might have understood how you can get the shuttle bus up and down).
Written May 13, 2019
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KTITA
Los Angeles, CA70 contributions
That's a "must do"
Jan. 2019 • Friends
That's a "must do" when visiting Vitória/Vila Velha. The Convent sits on the top of the hill, offering great views of both Vitória and Vila Velha. There is a cobblestone road to take you up by car, with limited parking space, also, an ongoing paid shuttle service running up and down the hill. Though the natural beauty and serenity of the Atlantic Rainforest is a blessing to appreciate when climbing up on foot by either the cobblestone road, or the original trail used by the Jesuits. That might be a bit of a workout for some, but it just adds to the experience and bliss once you reach the top and marvel at the views. Inevitably, there are steps to get to the building itself, and marvel some more at the the Baroque artwork and learn about local history. Also, masses are held several times a day. This is an important and beautiful landmark that can be missed!
Written April 29, 2019
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artangel0
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Peace and stillness CAN be found in Brazil
Apr. 2018
There is a wonderful atmosphere here, so peaceful and meditative it feels very spiritual. Has some nice artworks inside. It's a lovely building, and there are great views down to the city below
Written March 19, 2019
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R7995AQjohno
Laurence Harbor NJ, United States5 contributions
nossa
Feb. 2019 • Family
tremendous views, beautiful old catholic art, intriguing place, good place for sitting and contemplating.
Written March 3, 2019
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Vanessa S
Vila Velha, ES12 contributions
Wonderfull
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Wonderful place to go! And the view at the top was perfect! You have to walk a lill bit but not to much
Written March 1, 2019
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John Smith
Vitoria, ES4 contributions
The most beautiful place in ES
Jan. 2019 • Couples
A stunning old convent sitting ontop of a magical hill looking over Vitoria and Praia da Costa. It is a spiritual and breathtaking location which is highly recommended for everyone.
Written January 3, 2019
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HSR112
Hillsborough, NJ225 contributions
MUST SEE!!! Great views for free!
Aug. 2018 • Friends
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.
Written August 20, 2018
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