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The 'Capela dos Noviços' (Chapel of the Novices) in the Franciscan Convent in the Santo Antonio... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
Nice church in the heart of Recife

The Capela Dourada (golden chapel) is part of a Convento. A visit to this church seems to be a must... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Beveren, Belgium
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Rua do Imperador D. Pedro II, Recife, State of Pernambuco 44927-000, Brazil
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you want to learn more about Brazil's history you must to go all churches as possible. Brazil is the largest catholic country in the world and its history is deeply intertwined with their religion. Recife has the most interesting and beautiful churches in Brazil....More

4  Thank Vanessa P
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We walked a lot through dirty streets overpopulated with people and stalls selling assorted junk to get to this chapel. And then we had to wait as there are confusing rules and opening times. The chapel in itself is very beautiful, but quite small and...More

1  Thank OZ_Mona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 'Capela dos Noviços' (Chapel of the Novices) in the Franciscan Convent in the Santo Antonio part of Recife is mostly known as 'Capela Dourada', because of all the gold, with which the woodwork in the chapel has been covered. This baroque church from the...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Capela Dourada (golden chapel) is part of a Convento. A visit to this church seems to be a must for all travel agents : the capela can be crowded and you really need some patience if you want to make some nice photos here....More

1  Thank Guy9120
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited this church as part of a city tour. Clearly, people in the area view this church as very special. By world standards, it is not nearly as nice as many cathedrals in most countries, but this would have been very special in its...More

1  Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This chapel is covered of Golden leaves and paintings in the XVI centure's barroco style. Once called chapel of the novice, it was frequented by the Catholic Church's members called "leigos" (lay people) - the ones who hadn't had any religious bond with the church,...More

Thank Tiago F
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have seen "golden chapels" that were more impresive, and the lack of proper light and good xplanations about what is seen is a real thumbs down. But the place is truly beautiful and the ticket is really cheap, so it's worth a quick visit.

Thank thassio
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Our ship docked a short distance from the Old Town but shuttle buses transported us through the port area. Ample A/C taxis are available at the gate however, English speaking drivers were few. The Old Town sits at the juncture of 2 rivers and due...More

2  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 23 December 2015

It is part of the Franciscan Order in Recife. Dated 1696 it is also called "Capela dos Noviços" Novice Chapel. It is a place for peace and pray. Most of the altar is made in gold and the furniture in jacaranda. Many famous artists of...More

Thank lovetotraveling
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This church is beautiful. You will see a lot of golden decorations inside this church. There is a lot of history in this old historic church. In front of the church you will see several poor people begging for money. Be careful with your wallet...More

Thank MariaCFC
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Another beutiful and historical church which has more than generical atractives for the local because it is a simbolic church, so they have mny events in the year and the public apears

Thank Ana Katarina G
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is a small church with lots of ornate golden trimmings. It was nice, but in comparison to similar churches in Europe, it pales in comparison.

Thank Mark Z
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