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Saint Franciscus Church

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Address: Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-5821434

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We did not stop here too long because it was part of a tour. Was surprised when we made it up the winding road that there was a little church sitting up at the top of the hill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
KevinN71
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Pickerington, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, it's a church in the middle of nowhere where people can sit outside and worship and enter into the little building. It's pretty inside.

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Thank Barry J
Pickerington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not stop here too long because it was part of a tour. Was surprised when we made it up the winding road that there was a little church sitting up at the top of the hill. Felt a little odd going in and taking pictures as there were people in there actually in prayer but it was still... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rented UTVs. As we rode through the desert we stopped here. It is a frequent stop for tour buses and ppl on UTVs and ATVs. When we arrived , there were a lot of ppl milling around. We choose to eat our lunch in the shade and I visited to chapel. Very nice and well kept. There are vendors... More 

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Louisville, ky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can drive a car to this church or take the off road and drive a 4x4. It is a beautiful active church on a mountaintop in the desert. There is a small drink stand outside and beautiful views all around.

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Thank lmclaughlin8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a piece of Aruba history a beautiful building. Here in Cincinnati Ohio we pray the steps on Good Friday. It is cool or rainy.

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Thank Freddie A
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe I missed the tour guide's description but I was confused as to why this little church is in the middle of the desert away from the city and why it can only accomodate 30 people. I would not call it a church but a chapel. It is simple, no adornments, and maybe I missed it again, but I did... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint little church. Stopped off on way with quad bike. Offered some cool shade and a cool drink !!

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many tours stop here, the old gold mill, the natural bridge and the lighthouse along the back side of the island. Make sure you walk around the outside of the fence to see everything and not just the chapel.

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Thank Dennis K
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip worth the drive, history, and view. This is one of the important stops of the history of the faith.

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Thank annroberts0714
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spiritual and peaceful, the history surrounding this church was amazing and how it came to exist.

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