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Alto Vista Chapel

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Wed 17:00 - 19:00
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Built by Spanish missionaries in 1750, services are still conducted in this...

Built by Spanish missionaries in 1750, services are still conducted in this little yellow chapel that is considered to be the first church established in the Caribbean.

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We stopped here as part of our island tour and was surprised by how peaceful the area was and how well maintained the chapel is. You do need to believe in god to visit as you can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well made and maintained chapel in the middle of nowhere and located near a picturesque beach shore without any commercial structures. Pay attention to the STATION OF THE CROSS on the side of the road on your way to this magnificent chapel. Locals pray at each station starting at the evening and by the time they reach the chapel the... More 

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Clayton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First chapel on the island. lots I found significance here. Worth the time to see and contemplate. DE Palma tour Good ... go Rey

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here as part of our island tour and was surprised by how peaceful the area was and how well maintained the chapel is. You do need to believe in god to visit as you can see most of the chapel without going inside but do not miss out walk in and feel the peace. There are a number... More 

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St Augustine Beach, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here while driving the north east coast of the island. It is a beautiful little chapel with a wonderful view. The grounds are very clean and well kept. We didnt spend too much time there because it was crowded with 2 tour buses and atv tour, but on the ocean side of the parking lot, there is a... More 

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years visiting Aruba we finally made the drive to this hidden Gem. You must drive first to the coast and then go back inland on dirt roads to find it. We enjoyed the adventure of the drive and the place was a marvel to see once we found it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Or at least a reproduction of the original church. Very scenic center overlooking the east coast of the island. Nice views down by the coast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very spiritual place even for the Agnostics among us. Hard not to feel "Something" when you visit this quiet unassuming little chapel in the middle of nowhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pretty little church is worth the visit. It is tiny but a really pretty place to take pictures. Lots of souvenir vendors outside to buy a gift. Not a place you could stay for hours but it's worth a quick stop.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this place when tour groups are gone. We went there at around 6pm and its was magical. Nice views over the West coast.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn't much to see there. There was some history but not much. It was one stop on our Jeep tour of the island.

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