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Saint Franciscus Church

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Address: Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 582 1434

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Historic

Enjoyed visiting the church and learning about it's history. Lovely place. A lot of the church's history was discussed by our guide, but I can't remember it all. He talked about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Keith S
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Missouri City, Texas
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Tamarac, United States
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the highlights of our UTV tour - beautiful historic church at the top of the mountain overlooking the sea with ancient stone pews outside the church. Definitely worth the trip!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited Alto Vista church before and found this to be a wonderfully quiet and reflective place, even though I'm not a religious person. This year, we returned and the whole atmosphere, in my opinion, is spoiled now by the vendors selling trinkets, candles and drinks in the car park.

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Missouri City, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed visiting the church and learning about it's history. Lovely place. A lot of the church's history was discussed by our guide, but I can't remember it all. He talked about an annual procession where they used cross markers and posted prayers and blessing along the road to the church, which was quite beautiful.

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Thank Keith S
Huntington, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there via DePalm tours UTV ride, which is completely badazz! You stumble on this gorgeous tiny church in the middle of nowhere. It's amazing.

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Thank Bill D
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a very old church showing arubian culture.actual services are carried out here and is ideal visit for anybody into this kind of thing

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Thank ipw51
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the stops on the UTV tour. Very pretty and small church in the natural beauty of Aruba. Were treated to a wonderful street vendor with fresh coconut - very refreshing stop!

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Thank Dave M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did around aruba tours and were taken to this church on the hillside. It is very quaint and overlooks the water

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Thank AndreaL4
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful structure, and a great attraction to visit. I highly recommend Fantasy Tours operated by Jackie, to take a tour that stops there.

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Highland, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful to see the church along the ocean. Took taxi to see this. If in Aruba, a must see. Christianity, lives on here.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a must-see in the tourbooks. It is accessible by a mostly paved road, but there are also 4x4 trails that make it accessible from the rugged coast line. It is a quaint little church with a picturesque view. When we visited, there was one souvenir vendor that also sold cokes and water. The doors of the church were... More 

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