Aruba Sights

Alto Vista Chapel

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  • Oranjestad
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 02/01/2016

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Meaning “high view,” Alto Vista was built in 1750 as the island’s first Roman Catholic Church. The simple yellow and orange structure stands out in bright contrast to its stark desert-like surroundings, and its elevated location affords a wonderful panoramic view of the northwest coast. Restored in 1953, it’s still in operation today with regular services and also serves as the culmination point of the annual walk of the cross at Easter. You will see small signposts guiding the faithful to the Stations of the Cross all along the winding road to its entrance. This landmark is a typical stop on most island tours.

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Alto Vista Rd., Oranjestad, n/a Aruba, Aruba

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Published 02/01/2016


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