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Alto Vista Chapel, Noord

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#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Aruba
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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  • Had a very brief stop at Alto Vista Chapel. Our tour bus was the 1st one out of the port area, so we were also the 1st to arrive at the Chapel. It was very pretty and quiet with beautiful views. Our g...  more »
  • It is the first forced Christian church in Aruba. It's small but it's on top of a hill and all around a beautiful view. Very collected so that you can pray in peace. In addition the church is kept very well, beautiful and clean.
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  • A fun place to explore for a couple of minutes. Mostly just another stop for tours to advertise about although adds some nice island history to the tours. Definitely not worth going out of your way to see but if it's on the way to better things might as well stop
  • So beautiful!! The Stations of the Cross are amazing and very colorful. This is the smallest Catholic Church on the island.
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