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Palacio Anchieta, Vitoria

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Government Building
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. Using our custom trip planner, Vitoria attractions like Palacio Anchieta can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A historic building in Vitória, the palace is beautiful and well preserved, above the Barbara Lindenberg stairs ( matching in colors and style ) we can easily see it from the street along the harbour.  more »
  • Itinerary exposition ideal for kids and scholarship visits. The rooms are spacious and appropriate for art exposition  more »
  • Interesting place - recommended to take the tour inside the former governors palast of Vitoria, at the entrance is a information center that offers free tours inside  more »
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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.
  • 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
  • Had only 1 day in town and went to visit this Palace. It was the best thing I ever did! Participated in a tour with a very competent and friendly (guess your name was Layana)! Note 1000!!!
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  • Visit the Palacio Anchieta is reviving four and a half centuries of political and cultural history. In addition to the headquarters of the State Government, it houses an excellent collection of Jesuit period Architectural, archaeological, antique furniture and works of Local, national and international artists ... and more!! Hosts around 03 eventual partnership exhibitions during the year. Worth checking out!
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