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Alto Vista Chapel, Noord

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Visit a small but storied place of worship at Alto Vista Chapel. Originally consecrated in 1750, the chapel was central to the mission of Domingo Silvestre, a Venezuelan missionary. Rebuilt on numerous occasions after extreme weather or abandonment, the modern-day chapel was completed in 1952 and displays a quirky neo-colonial architectural style, with a bright yellow exterior and tapering walls. Take a step inside to admire the hand-carved altar, a neo-gothic artwork created in 1870. The surrounding desert landscape of cactuses and sand frames the chapel, giving it the air of a refuge from the harsh conditions. Use our Noord trip itinerary planning app to add Alto Vista Chapel and other attractions to your Noord vacation plans.
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  • We visited the Alto Vista Chapel while in Aruba. It's a quaint place that offers everyone the opportunity to pray. There are several crosses heading up to the chapel and one cried behind the chapel. T...  more »
  • While you tour the north side this is one of the main stops. The lovely chapel sits in a panoramic spot good for photos and of course quiet worship. The labyrinth adds to the serenity if you take the ...  more »
  • The chapel at Alto Vista is well worth the 4 mile drive to get to. It is also not easy to get to if you don’t know where it is although there are signs it is not a very Walmart path. But once you arri...  more »
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  • Cute little Chapel with great views of Aruba. Taylor Swift and I will get married here someday !!! Sooner than later. When she sings "Tim McGraw" she thinks about Dave. I know what your thinking, I'm married. Remember, I'm all about the Mormon lifestyle, hopefully she is to. My reviews have never been worse, Taylor must like me for me. πŸŽΈπŸŽΈπŸŽΈπŸŽΈπŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘
  • Enjoyed this. It took a little while to find but once we found it, it was well worth the time. I went to Aruba with a native so he gave me alot of background information on this little chapel. Very beautiful! A must see if you visit Aruba.
  • We were on a couple of different tours that stopped here, the first was a jeep tour and by the time we got here it was surrounded by other tourists. The second time we visited, we were on an ATV tour and we were the first to visit so there were only about 16 of us and my Wife and I had the chance to step in and light a candle and say a quick prayer of thanks. There is a wooden donation box up near the Altar and we dropped a little money in prior to walking out and being greeted by other tours who were arriving. On the road up, they have the stations of the Cross setup, we went right after Easter.
  • Beautiful natural church . Mountain biked from the Marriot. Lots of hills and wind all the way up but worth the effort! Cool bike trails small enough so off road cannot access ! Do it by bike, challenge yourself!
  • A neat place to stop. Chapel is in the middle of a decelote area. It's a quick easy stop if you are offloading around the northeast side of the island.
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