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Saint Franciscus Church

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Address: Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 582 1434

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A lovely solitude

We stopped by the church as part of a UTV tour and in the midst of the frenetic pace of the all terrain event enjoyed the beautiful solitude of this gem of a church. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Brenda K
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Iroquois, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getting there was most of the fun but it was interesting to hear the history behind this church and to visit. Not sure i would seek this out on its own but definitely worth seeing as part of a tour.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love to attend Mass at Alta Vista Tuesday evenings. The setting is just spectacular and a reminder of the power of God. Also being in communion with the local Arubans has bonded us with this wonderful island and it's gentle people.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church is located in a dry, arid region with very few commuters around. After visiting the church, I'd recommend going to the backyard area where it is surrounded by tall cactus plants. Bypass the church and go straight, you will reach the north east part of the island. Its a beautiful drive to the wild side of the island... More 

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Iroquois, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by the church as part of a UTV tour and in the midst of the frenetic pace of the all terrain event enjoyed the beautiful solitude of this gem of a church. It is beautifully maintained and certainly worth viewing.

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Thank Brenda K
Wall Township, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nothing to see here. I would drop this part of the trip. I have nothing more that I could possibly say about this.

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Thank 198tony
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

San Francisco cathedral is in the capital of Aruba. The picture shown here is the Alto Vista Chapel. The most peaceful place on the island. If you need to recharge of to find inner peace, this is the place to be. It has been build in the period when there where slaves on the island. The view of the ocean... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon the church on our day of exploring the island. It is a quaint little church, and we had fun photobombing a couple trying to take a romantic photo.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is nice inside and if you can see it than it is worth it but don't book an excursion to just see this because it takes 5 minutes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go on your own, rent a veichle or with a tour group. It is one of the attractions in Aruba!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is still active. Its interior is different and interesting to see. A nice place to visit.

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