Capela Dourada, Recife

4.6
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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  • Well worth a visit ... your account history place alone .... for those who like to know a bit of local history, when travels .. ... well maintained site and accompanied by the local guide with a lot of knowledge. ...
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  • Beautiful chapel in the Emperor's Street, the central area of the reef. Parking difficult, I suggest go by taxi or bus.
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  • "It was closed, many monuments are under construction in Recife have to search to find out which ones is open". Not very safe.
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  • The Golden Chapel is part of a religious architectural ensemble of great importance for Recife/PE. It contains the Golden Chapel, San Francisco Ig.de, Museum of sacred art with pieces that were part of the procession from the ashes (1740), LG. Santo Antônio neighborhood of 1606 first with their proper cloisters. The walls of the chapel are covered with various details of our tropical Baroque, images from Portugal and covered in frames with several Saints. Besides being all gold.
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  • The Chapel is a Brazilian architectural heritage, at least in your inside is definitely at the top of the list of the most beautiful buildings of Pernambuco with your walls gold leafed
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  • Beautiful place, a good option to watch a mass in the city centre.
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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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