Gruta da Boa Sorte

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Location: 13 km from Castelo ES-475 towards Patrimônio do Ouro. Signposted.
(-20.58049, -41.09629)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free, donations welcome.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Temple
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Gruta da Boa Sorte, Monte Pio, Castelo - ES, 29360-000, Tel: +55-2835426300. E-mail:
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Gruta da Boa Sorte (Good Luck Cave) is a cave church inside a natural cavern, which is used for weekly masses and for celebrations. The cave is actually a single chamber with a triangular profile and a huge entrance portal. The cave church is used by the locals and not known as a tourist site, so there are actually very few visitors. Nevertheless, as a church it is open for everyone, just dress appropriately.