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Alto Vista Chapel

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Wed 17:00 - 19:00
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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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This is a nice, quick stop with a neat story. The chapel was recently restored after falling into ruin, but the restoration is the best part. There are stations of the cross... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sealy, Texas
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The chapel is a part of Aruba history but has become very commercialized. Vendors are parked in the lot selling drinks and souvenirs. It's a crowded at times, but very pretty to see.....

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This quaint little church has been restored and doesn't take long to see so I recommend the stop. They now have concrete pews to sit on outside. The interior is so adorable and the surrounding grounds are interesting.

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Sealy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice, quick stop with a neat story. The chapel was recently restored after falling into ruin, but the restoration is the best part. There are stations of the cross leading up the road to the chapel with the last being directly behind the church. The church has the original Virgin Mary statue inside and pews to stop... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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Newaygo County, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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