Anchieta Palace

Espírito Santo

Vitória’s grandest historic building is this former Jesuit college and church, now the seat of state government. Free 40-minute guided tours include the original 16th-century foundations, artifacts discovered during renovation, and the tomb of Padre José de Anchieta (1534–97), an early missionary hailed as the ‘Apostle of Brazil'. Weekend tours (50 minutes) visit additional rooms reserved for government functions on weekdays.