São Gonçalo Church São Gonçalo Church

National Heritage, the site is known as the church of happy and long-lasting marriages.

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Near Anchieta Palace, you can visit one of the most original churches in Vitória, capital of the state of Espírito Santo. With a colonial style and baroque features on its facade and altar, with gold-painted wood carvings, the São Gonçalo Church was classified heritage site by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute – Iphan) in 1948.

The history of the Church began in 1707, when the sisterhoods of Our Lady of Amparo and Our Lady of the Good Death built a small chapel on the site. Over the years, a demolition led to a true church, consecrated to São Gonçalo de Garcia. The new church was inaugurated in 1766.

Inside, there is always a guide, accredited by the city hall, to receive visitors and give information. You can also schedule a guided tour in the Church through the Projeto Visitar (Visiting Project), of Vitória City Hall.

Key information and tips

Schedule a guided visit by email

Opening hours:
From Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Free entry

Duration of the Visit
30 minutes.
+55 (27) 3233-2856
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Espírito Santo Department of Tourism


Rua Francisco Araújo, s/n, Centro – Vitória, Espírito Santo

The most comfortable way of getting around the city is by taking a taxi. Calculate the fare and refer to which companies provide this type of service.

You can rent a car in the center of Vitória to go to the São Gonçalo Church.

You can take the bus to the Church. Refer to the bus itineraries.

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