Vitoria, Brazil

Vitoria is the capital of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. It is located on a small island within a bay where a few rivers meet the sea. It is famous for its beaches and culture, and for its proximity to many other tourist destinations in the state. Most of the city's neighborhoods are surrounded by parks and forests.

The city has tree-lined streets and a fine sea front on the beach at Camburi, six kilometres long for jogging or walking. Next to Camburi is Canto beach, the location of two well known squares, Desejo and Namorados. This is area boasts the most lively bars and finest restaurants in Vitória,

Things to see and do

* Parque Pedra da Cebola (Onion Rock Park)
* Praça dos Namorados - A very long beachside park
* Catedral Metropolitana – Vitoria’s cathedral located downtown
* Capela de Santa Luzia - Vitória's oldest religious building
* Convento da Penha – Franciscan convent

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$) (BRL)
Language – Portuguese
Population – 315,000 approx
Land Area – 93 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 55

Port Location – The port is located in the Bay of Vitoria.

Transport Links – It is an hour by plane to Vitoria from the most important cities in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte.

Vitória Airport is located near the north end of Camburi beach. It's about 10 minutes by taxi to most hotels and is served by many bus lines. The airport connects with most anywhere in Brazil, mostly via Rio de Janeiro(by far the best gateway), Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte or Salvador.

Vitória's long-distance bus station is downtown. There are many buses arriving and leaving during the day from cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Brasília and others. Bus trips are usually long, since 'close' in Brazil is something like 500km. The bus trip from Rio de Janeiro takes about 8 hours, and from São Paulo some 14 hours. Most of the bus times are at night, making the trip not as tiring and time-wasting.

The train station is located in the city of Cariacica (Greater Vitória) and connects the city to Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais.

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