Capela Dourada, Recife
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.
Capela Dourada Reviews
As pinturas e esculturas são de uma suntuosidade impressionantes. É minha segunda visita (a outra foi em 1979), mas aquela não me causou tanto impacto como esta, decerto por deter mais informações e p... more »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.
Igreja de encher os olhos, não é a primeira igreja que visito que possuem altares e adornos cobertos de ouro, e detalhes arquitetônicos únicos daquele período, mas é a primeira vez que visualizo tudo ... more »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.
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
Places to stay near Capela Dourada
Plan your trip to Recife
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >©©©
Duration: 1h 30min
Duration: 2h 30min
Side trips from Recife
Hidden gems in Recife
View all >
Kid-friendly things to do in Recife
Plans to Capela Dourada by other users
3 days in Recife BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Recife & Porto de Galinhas BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Recife BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in State of Pernambuco BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium