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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  • The paintings and sculptures are of impressive sumptuousness. It is my second visit (the other was in 1979), but that did not cause me as much impact as this, certainly for stopping more information and by assessing the details made possible in this opportunity.
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  • Church to fill the eyes, is not the first church I visit that possess altars and ornaments covered with gold, and unique architectural details of that period, but it is the first time I visualize all this added to the spiritual peace, Local that despite possessing an energy A little heavy in its surroundings, inside the church it is possible to breathe, connect and pray with tranquility.
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  • Worth the visit. Very helpful and knowledgeable lay franciscans at the door itching to show you around. Pretty wild stuff, from gold covered walls (not sure how that jives with the poverty vow, but didn't ask ..) to paintings of crucified priests. Definitely worth the visit.
  • A little jewel of colonial church style
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