Capela Dourada, Recife

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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. Put Capela Dourada into our Recife itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Recife.
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  • October 3, 2017
    A very nice Chapel internally. Too bad when I visited, the Windows were closed and I could not have a full vision of the chapel. Those were dark,
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  • September 14, 2017
    There is a small museum at the entrance, with some works of sacred art, then the tab takes you to the "cloister" (courtyard of the convent, simple, but very nice) and then enter in the Chapel itself. Pay close attention to the details of the Chapel and in the information (a) the Museum Guide, that helps a lot to understand why the chapel has so much wealth her present. Finally a brief visit to the sacristy. worth knowing!
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  • September 8, 2017
    The chapel made us travel through time, and understand a little more of what really is the Brazilian people. Our current culture, still has a lot of the time.
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  • March 28, 2017
    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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  • July 6, 2017
    Beautiful place, full of stories and the Guide Aurelio, a real encyclopedia ... kkk ... very good visit, recommend!
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  • June 16, 2017
    Beautiful place, with an amazing historical wealth. It is worth visiting.
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  • May 17, 2017
    Very beautiful
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