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Capela Dourada

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Address: Rua do Imperador D. Pedro II, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(81) 3224-0530

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Brazil's history!

If you want to learn more about Brazil's history you must to go all churches as possible. Brazil is the largest catholic country in the world and its history is deeply intertwined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a small church with lots of ornate golden trimmings. It was nice, but in comparison to similar churches in Europe, it pales in comparison.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to learn more about Brazil's history you must to go all churches as possible. Brazil is the largest catholic country in the world and its history is deeply intertwined with their religion. Recife has the most interesting and beautiful churches in Brazil. Old churches in Brazil can be considered as museums. The "Dourada" here means Golden as... More 

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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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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Cairns
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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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Address: Address: Rua do Imperador D. Pedro II, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(81) 3224-0530
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife

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