Sao Goncalo Church, Vitoria

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Inaugurated on November 2, 1766, Sao Goncalo Church is a colonial church with the whitewashed exterior and blue highlights that are typical of the period. The interior's beauty stems from its simplicity, with baroque carving around the altar picked out in gold. Learn more about the history of the church from the helpful tour guides, or experience mass still recited in latin. Make Sao Goncalo Church part of your personalized Vitoria itinerary using our Vitoria trip itinerary builder .
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  • I was in love with the Church of São Gonçalo. Is small but very charming. Worth knowing, very beautiful.
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  • Located in Uptown, the Church of São Gonçalo, with over 300 years of history, was listed by historical heritage. The Church is known as the Church of lasting and happy marriages. Is the darling of the brides. Built in stone and lime had your construction completed in 1766. The temple has a façade of baroque features. In the Church are two Portuguese images of the 17th century, that of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier. Are the most precious sacred images that exist in the State.
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  • Church is located right in the center of town. Between the Cathedral and the Palacio Anchieta. Narrow street and middle erma. I visited on a Saturday, before noon and it was closed.
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  • Wonderful historic old church on a hill, like most of them seem to be.
  • A very beautiful place
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  • Simple is beautiful.
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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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