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Capela Dourada

Rua do Imperador D. Pedro II, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
+55(81) 3224-0530
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Ranked #25 of 136 Attractions in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Joao Pessoa, PB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Completely covered in gold, the chapel for Franciscan Tertiaries during colonial times was named by American scholar Robert Smith as "Golden Chapel", one of the richest ecclesiastical interiors in Brazil.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We walked a lot through dirty streets overpopulated with people and stalls selling assorted junk to get to this chapel. And then we had to wait as there are confusing rules and opening times. The chapel in itself is very beautiful, but quite small and dark. The gardens outside were like an oasis after the busy, dusty, crowded streets.

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