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Alto Vista Chapel

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Built by Spanish missionaries in 1750, services are still conducted in this...

Built by Spanish missionaries in 1750, services are still conducted in this little yellow chapel that is considered to be the first church established in the Caribbean.

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Have they fixed the leaking roof yet.

The old church/chapel has a beautiful hand carved alter which is truly a work of art. The building apparently has a leaking roof and its been that way for oh a couple hundred... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bob K
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Newberg, Oregon
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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history with this chapel from building it to the story and a awesome location. Nice and peaceful and its an activte chapel they have Mass

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Thank jaybirdrcky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church with rich history & walking trails. No rest facility's on site. Still has active services. Make sure to see the labyrinth.

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Newberg, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old church/chapel has a beautiful hand carved alter which is truly a work of art. The building apparently has a leaking roof and its been that way for oh a couple hundred years. Its only a problem when it rains and since the island gets less than an inch a year. You get the idea. Your in the tropics... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful little chapel in the middle of no where. I have visited this church twice in 2 years. The Stations of the Cross on the way up the road were beautiful. You can take pictures inside the chapel as well as on the grounds. Towering cactus align the grounds. Make sure you walk outside the chapel fence and see the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you think visit a chapel is boring... you are right! What matters in this place is what it surrounding it. You will have beautiful view of the landscape, can see ATV (or go there riding one) and play a labyrinth game close by. Got there and breath a different air for some minutes.

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Thank Bertrand C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet small chapel on top of the hill over looking the ocean. The local people will visit this chapel as well as visitors.

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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chapel is beautiful. We were able to catch someone lighting candles inside when we were there. There are some tourist trap vendors outside of the attraction pedaling souvenirs and "authentic" drinks.

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Canton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must. So nice that on way to church were the stations of the cross. Very Catholic. Church was very quaint and candles to light. The outdoors had cement benches. Few vendors outside selling religious articles.

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Thank Carol R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a working church a lot of locals will come and pray it is small but very well maintained the journey up is interesting with all the crosses on the side of the road with passage gets from the Lord's Prayer with great views

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small church but looked after very well. Close to the ocean on the west side, which is beautiful but need to be careful to find a spot to enjoy the water as it is very rough. But that is part of the beauty. A complete contrast to the west side of the island where the water is tranquil with beautiful... More 

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