Originally built by Jesuits as the College of St. James, Palacio Anchieta has housed the seat of government for the state of Espírito Santo since the 18th century, making it one of the oldest seats of government in Brazil. The first wing was completed in 1587, replacing a Jesuit church that had stood in its place until it was burned down in a fire. Since then the palace has suffered not one but three other major fires, and has undergone several restorations. Today the palace is open to the public and houses the symbolic tomb of Father José de Anchieta, whose remains were lost at sea when the ship transporting them to Portugal sank. To visit Palacio Anchieta and other attractions in Vitoria, use our Vitoria online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Anchieta Palace is the seat of the Executive branch of the State of Espírito Santo. The Palace is located exactly in front of the Victoria Harbour at the entrance of the upper city, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city. Worth a visit, because there are always exhibitions of art, besides, of course, the architecture is already a show.
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  • Great for anyone who likes to know more about the history of our country. They have three types of visits: art exhibitions (local production), inside the Governor's Palace and the main quarters (only weekends).
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  • We love visiting the Historical Centre of Vitoria, passage and mandatory photo by Anchieta Palace. We recommend, we have scheduled visits with guide but since we didn't know we take a local guide that we reported some stories, we take beautiful photos.
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  • The English-speaking tour with Alessandro, Roberta & Miguel was exceptional for obvious reasons. They provided the context of events that accompanied the distinct transition s from the early Jesuit founding of what became the President's or later State Governor's Palace plus how & why the actual negotiations were proferred between the parties involved. As these knowledgeable guides led me through private sections of the Palace (tours available only on weekends) they gave documented historical accounts how leadership & decision-making advanced in this rapidly growing state that was first explored in 1488 as settlement began in the 1530's.
  • One of the most important and historical buildings in the state capital, it is the administrative office of the state government. It usually has a art exhibit there. It's worth the visit, usually takes about 3 hours.
  • Muito bonito palácio. There is a tomb of Padre José de Anchieta. Also a museum of postal history with some evocative images of old Vitoria.
  • A beautiful place
  • I found the House pretty much, unfortunately not visited on the inside due to the hours of operation. The construction is of 1929, and historically was under the first theaters of Curitiba. During the month of December occurs on site the traditional Christmas show, with several children singing in the Windows of the Palace.
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