Alto Vista Chapel, Aruba

The oldest church on Aruba is the Roman Catholic Chapel of Alto Vista, originally built in 1750 and rebuilt in 1953.  The chapel is well maintained, inside and out, and is popular with visitors.  Outside the chapel a species of Lantana thrives among the Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia wentiana).

Alto Vista Chapel, Exterior

Alto Vista Chapel, Exterior

SOURCE:  Alto Vista Chapel, Exterior (Aruba, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2011.

Alto Vista Chapel, Interior

Alto Vista Chapel, Interior

SOURCE:  Alto Vista Chapel, Interior (Aruba, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2011.

Lantana sp.

Lantana sp.

SOURCE:  Lantana sp. (Aruba, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2011.

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia wentiana)

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia wentiana)

SOURCE:  Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia wentiana) (Aruba, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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