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Capela Dourada

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Address: Rua do Imperador D. Pedro II, Recife, State of Pernambuco 44927-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(81) 3224-0530

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Gold, Gold & More Gold!

Our ship docked a short distance from the Old Town but shuttle buses transported us through the port area. Ample A/C taxis are available at the gate however, English speaking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2016
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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rio de janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have seen "golden chapels" that were more impresive, and the lack of proper light and good xplanations about what is seen is a real thumbs down. But the place is truly beautiful and the ticket is really cheap, so it's worth a quick visit.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Our ship docked a short distance from the Old Town but shuttle buses transported us through the port area. Ample A/C taxis are available at the gate however, English speaking drivers were few. The Old Town sits at the juncture of 2 rivers and due to many waterways is somewhat "Venice like". The old Colonial structures mix with high rises... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It is part of the Franciscan Order in Recife. Dated 1696 it is also called "Capela dos Noviços" Novice Chapel. It is a place for peace and pray. Most of the altar is made in gold and the furniture in jacaranda. Many famous artists of the period where involved in the building and decoration of the Chapel.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This church is beautiful. You will see a lot of golden decorations inside this church. There is a lot of history in this old historic church. In front of the church you will see several poor people begging for money. Be careful with your wallet if you decide to give money to them. I have heard cases where people lose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Another beutiful and historical church which has more than generical atractives for the local because it is a simbolic church, so they have mny events in the year and the public apears

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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