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Alto Vista Chapel, Noord

#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Aruba
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Regardless of your beliefs, I think the setting and size of this beautiful chapel reminds you of how small one is in comparison to your place in this world.  more »
  • Definitely a must see if you're out on the ATV or just taking a stroll in the car. Its so small and quaint and such a spiritual place. We visited in the daylight and at night.  more »
  • Alto Vista Chapel is a small Catholic chapel also known as "Pilgrims Church" , You also find a Labyrinth, you must enter silently and they say that before going through it you must make a wish, if you manage to pass the labyrinth your wish will come true. It is a very spiritual place where you find an infinite peace.
  • A very clean and well maintained small place with interesting seating area under the sun, with adjacent arid laberynth garden game, and informal vendors of religious goods. The northern coastal area is too far to appreciate the coastline. Would not change staying at any of Aruba's gorgeous beaches to visit this place.

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