Palacio Anchieta, Vitoria

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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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  • October 3, 2017
    Unfortunately lies abandoned on the outside and has no type of cleaning, much less security. Already in your interior there are once in a while some activities where interested in conducting visits, Victory could invest more in tourism, starting to take better care of its monuments and ancient sites.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Long ago he attended the space, but today I want to share my experience. Former College of Saint James, the local counts for a lot of history, especially about the State's colonial period. Worth visiting!
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  • September 30, 2017
    Well, getting ready for the weekend of September we arranged to meet the Earth. Bad choice. Nothing works in Victoria on holiday. I said Nothing. The points of interest including the attractions in the squares are closed for the holidays. Bakeries, supermarkets ... remember how I said that nothing works? Yes day 08 is day of the patron saint of the city. think of there holiday Thursday, Friday and then came Saturday. To question a taxi driver the reason, he stated that they preserve the quality of life. A warning to the unsuspecting tourist.
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  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • May 3, 2017
    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.
  • January 11, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    A beautiful place
  • July 24, 2017
    We were greeted by the Guide charmed us with Renato your knowledge and love for what you do! It was so interesting to the tour that we did not see the time passing! Worth knowing!
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The two main neighborhoods to stay in when exploring Vitoria are Praia do Canto and the area close to Parque Moscoco. Hotels dominate the selection here, with simple rooms in chain and independent lodgings, alongside luxury options. Budget-conscious travelers will find side street hostels appealing, as well as the more basic among the collection of pousadas (guesthouses) in the city. Stay closer to the airport, or the main bridges leading off the island, if you wish to get out of town on a regular basis to explore other areas of the state.
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