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Capela Dourada, Recife

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Church Tourist Spot
Visit Capela Dourada, a jewel of Brazilian Baroque, which may even go unnoticed by those passing by in the streets. Peruse the various well-preserved rare images and religious artifacts, including the golden cross of Christ suspended with silver and gold rays shining behind his head. Pay attention to all the material covered in gold, making it no surprise that it’s known as the “golden chapel”. The gardens and courtyard outside serve as a peaceful oasis, providing tranquility from the busyness of the city. Arrange to visit Capela Dourada and other attractions in Recife using our Recife trip itinerary planner.
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  • Part of the complex of the third order of St. Francis in the center of the reef. The entire complex is well preserved and is an interesting but the Golden Chapel is a SideShow with your images preserved and clad in gold. Charged a nominal fee for visitation. Worth visiting.
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  • There are restrictions on visiting hours. I went on a Sunday morning and everything was closed. There are many homeless people in place. I took photos of the facades of historic buildings. Little recovered.
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  • For those who never saw the ostentation of the churches, observe the internal atrium and the gold on the walls worth the ticket.
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  • I can only speak for the beautiful structure, the details of each point. Every detail in wood or stone. Not to mention the power of the Church. Pity that demonstrates a lot of how the poor and the black were discriminated against. But it's fantastic.
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  • Beautiful place, full of stories and the Guide Aurelio, a real encyclopedia ... kkk ... very good visit, recommend!
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  • Beautiful place, with an amazing historical wealth. It is worth visiting.
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  • Very beautiful
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