Gruta do Frei Pedro Palacios, Vila Velha

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Gruta do Frei Pedro Palacios is located in Vila Velha. Plan your visit to Gruta do Frei Pedro Palacios and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Vila Velha family vacation planner.
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  • If you do not pass by there paying close attention won't know what hit you. The cave is "surrounded" by a grid and has only one plate. Does not yield or a nice picture. Worth a visit just for historical sake.
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  • Cave where the Convento Nossa Senhora da Penha. It is said that a historical picture of our Lady of joy was placed at this location, and after 3 times away for showing up on the Hill, decided to build a place to house the picture, because they believed that it was there that the Saint wanted to stay. The painting until today is the Church of the Convent.
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  • The location is historic, it is a small cave at the foot of the hill where the Friar Pedro Palaces lived for some time to build the Convento da Penha.
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