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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  • Sometimes I wonder why the state and Federal government did not give value to historical tourism in Brazil. This chapel is beautiful and tells a little of the history of our beautiful Brazil.
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  • One of the most beautiful religious temples in Brazil. A magnificent specimen of the Baroque, very well preserved. The Portuguese tiles give a special and exclusive charm to the chapel. Your paintings and the golden ornaments are amazing.
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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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