São Mateus was a welcome resting point. While the city doesn’t have much, it does have this ruin of an ancient Jesuit church right in the middle of it.
I couldn’t find much information about it, but there was a decent crowd of tourists snapping photos.
Driving through the countryside from Espírito Santo through Bahia, the vast variety of landscapes might be twenty different countries. It reminds you that Brazil is not all about beaches.