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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. Arrange to visit Capela Dourada and other attractions in Recife using our Recife trip itinerary planner.
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  • We visited this church as part of a city tour. Clearly, people in the area view this church as very special. By world standards, it is not nearly as nice as many cathedrals in most countries, but this...  more »
  • This chapel is covered of Golden leaves and paintings in the XVI centure's barroco style. Once called chapel of the novice, it was frequented by the Catholic Church's members called "leigos" (lay peop...  more »
  • I have seen "golden chapels" that were more impresive, and the lack of proper light and good xplanations about what is seen is a real thumbs down. But the place is truly beautiful and the ticket is re...  more »
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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, with an amazing historical wealth. It is worth visiting.
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  • Very beautiful
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  • Very pretty
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