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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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Chapel by the sea

Located in NW Aruba, this chapel stands alone in sparse surroundings but the beauty of this setting tells it all--a complete opposite of the other side of Aruba.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is more of a tourist spot than anything. There were many tour busses there when we pulled up. There are a couple of vendors selling cold drinks, snacks, etc. it's an interesting place, but you're not missing a lot of you don't go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tiny chapel is located in remote Aruba. Is was restored years ago and is now part of Aruba island tours. Offers a good view of the island. Besides the chapel you can find lots of cactus around.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say. The church has some history to it. Closet like church in a desolate area. Interesting drive though.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint little chapel was adorable and I'm so glad we got to see it. There is prayer benches inside and you can light candles as well. There is other seating outside the chapel.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here after seeing it on resort TV. What a beautiful little chapel. Loved the story about the teacher who restored it. Had a mango coconut drink at stand outside. It was a taste of the tropics. A must do

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Lackawanna, New York
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This little chapel is a gem in the rural landscape. I enjoyed visiting this historic church and the story that belongs with this site.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This chapel is very unique. It's small but well maintained. We enjoyed learning about it and how it was rebuilt and maintained. The local people use it. Beautiful view of the ocean from it also.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must on our stay in Aruba. This year we lit a candle for all our friends and family dealing with cancers. It is a calm and peaceful place overlooking the ocean. After sitting in the chapel we usually walk the peace labyrinth. When you finish the walk you feel calm and at peace.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in NW Aruba, this chapel stands alone in sparse surroundings but the beauty of this setting tells it all--a complete opposite of the other side of Aruba.

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My husband and I went there on our last day in Aruba. We woke up at five am, threw on some clothes and went for the sunrise...Going up the road in the dark we were met by groups of people standing in the road for stations of the cross...At the tiny chapel there were a few people singing hymes and... More 

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