Tourist Attraction in Vitória: Igreja de São Gonçalo
The Church of São Gonçalo is a Catholic temple located in the historic center of the city of Vitória, capital of the state of Espírito Santo. The church is popularly known as a church of enduring and happy weddings. In the place where the temple is erected today already a chapel consecrated to Our Lady of Amparo and the Good Death constructed by Brotherhood of the same name. In 1715, a brotherhood asked the bishopric's permission to build a new temple dedicated to São Gonçalo. Built in stone, it was completed on November 6, 1766 and consecrated to the Portuguese saint by Father Antônio Pereira Carneiro and vicar Antonio Xavier of the city of Vitória. The temple has a characteristic baroque façade. However, according to secondary sources, although there has been an attempt to keep the Baroque style through the curves and counter-curves in the architecture, it is not possible that point to such a style, it is possibly more for the nineteenth century. In the church there are two Portuguese images of the seventeenth century, originating from the Church of San Tiago: that of St. Ignatius of Leiola and of St. Francis Xavier. They are like most beautiful sacred images existing not state. The church lived its golden age in the twentieth century, serving as a parish seat and as Mother and Victory Cathedral. The 8 of November of 1948 was registered by the Institute of the National Historical and Artistic Patrimony.