Check out a perfect weekend itinerary to enjoy all the attractions of Vitória and Vila Velha

the neighbors Victory and old village are certainly two of the best and most visited cities of Espírito Santo. On the one hand, the beauties and tranquility of the capital of Espírito Santo. On the other, the historic and surprising Vila Velha.

Only 7 kilometers separate the two municipalities by three bridges, the most famous of which is the Deputado Darcy Castello de Mendonça Bridge, which has become a postcard. Therefore, if you are in Vitória, you cannot miss Vila Velha and vice versa.

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Follow here a 2 days itinerary, ideal for a weekend, to do in both cities.

2-day itinerary in Vitória and Vila Velha

Vitória and Vila Velha: Day 1


Photo: Vitor Jubini/MTur

your first morning two-day itinerary through Vitória and Vila Velha should be reserved to know some beaches, after all, they are protagonists in this story. Firstly, the most popular city in Vitória, Camburi: with an extensive waterfront with the right to a boardwalk to walk and practice sports, there is also a pier from where some boat trips depart. Keep an eye out, as it is not difficult to see sea turtles there.

Vitória is also known for its islands and you should take the time to get to know at least one of them. Ilha do Boi is famous and has two beaches, Praia da Direita and Praia da Esquerda. Thus, both have a great structure and usually receive many visitors in high season. The sea is calm and with few waves.

At lunchtime, there is no doubt: try the authentic moqueca capixaba. THE St. Peter's restaurant, on Suá beach, close to downtown, is one of the most traditional in the city and has been serving the famous dish since the 1950s. .

Historic center

During the afternoon, how about knowing more about the history of the city visited? The answer lies in a walk through the historic center of Vitória. The Anchieta Palace, currently the seat of government, once served as a former Jesuit college, built in 1570. The Santa Luzia Chapel, the oldest church in Vitória, was built in the 16th century and should certainly be part of your tour of the region. central. Finally, visit the Carlos Gomes Theater, built in 1927, an architectural project by the Italian André Carloni.

At nightfall, run to Praia do Canto, more specifically in the area known as Triângulo das Bermuda, the most popular place in town when it comes to bars and restaurants. THE Soeta restaurant surprisingly, it offers a tasting menu with thirty small preparations, using fresh Espírito Santo products and French wines to harmonize. If you prefer just aperitifs, the tip is the Botequim Test, a bar with live music that serves several Brazilian portions and good draft beer.

Vitória and Vila Velha: Day 2


Photo: Vitor Jubini/MTur

The second day of the itinerary includes, of course, the wonderful old village. As its name implies, the oldest city in the Holy Spirit book many attractions. Start at the imposing Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, built in 1558 on top of a cliff of more than 150 meters. In addition to the historical factor, you will have one of the most beautiful views in the entire state.

Afterwards, it's time to sweeten this script a little. Do you like chocolate? Well it's in old village the factory of the traditional Garoto chocolate brand is located. It is possible to schedule guided visits to the site to learn about the entire manufacturing process of iconic national chocolates. For those nostalgic, the tour has a special museum that relives the entire history of the brand. Of course, the tour also includes a delicious tasting and a shop to take the sweets home.

the coast of old village cannot be overlooked either, as it concentrates some of the best beaches in the Holy Spirit with its 32 kilometers of coastline. Start with one that is quieter, Praia do Jucu. With a fisherman's village atmosphere, the place can be ideal to enjoy lunch. The tip is the restaurant Wait Tide, which serves typical Espírito Santo dishes overlooking the mouth of the Jucu River.

In the late afternoon, head towards Praia da Costa, the most popular in the city, and enjoy its extensive shoreline surrounded by coconut trees at sunset, which is truly incredible. A scenario to stay in memory and finalize a 2-day itinerary through Vitória and Vila Velha.

where to stay 

The cities are very close, so you can choose to stay in Vitória or Vila Velha. In Vila Velha, the Santorini Hotel it is in front of the beautiful beach of Itaparica and has very comfortable accommodation, in addition to being close to all the tourist attractions of the city. already the Quality Suites It is located at the point of the city, in the heart of Praia da Costa.

In Vitória, just 900 meters from Camburi beach, the Lord Hotel It is a good and comfortable option for those who want to enjoy the beach. already the Alice Vitória Hotel It is located in the center of the city, close to bars and restaurants.

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