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Made entirely of wood, this striking church was designed by an Italian architect in a blend of Neo-Gothic and classic design.
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Almirante Latorre esquina San Martin, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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All reviews town square beautiful wood chiloe island wooden interior world heritage bright yellow visited several worth a visit across the street chilli church mass architecture stone unesco carvings metal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the 450 year celebraion, so they're doing work on the outside and front entrance, but luckily a side entrance was open for us to go inside and see this really amazing place. One must know that it is in the middle of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank decar48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unesco protected place, all constructed in wood. The history it´s fenomenal. That it is not allowed to take internal photos, well... I suggest to visit a city slowly...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rogerio V
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It's really impressive the way that big cathedral was built by carpenters of the island of Chiloe. Really is an excellent work and after seeing many cathedrals around the world, this one impress by the material used.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HelenaJacksonville
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Step inside to see the unusual wooden decorations. We were there when mass was being celebrated, including some dogs wandering around. Interesting exterior.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

The church is great, but the town square is too. Pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants and the post office are all within walking distance (even a glasses shop where you can get a spare pair of readers). Interesting fountain and stage area. Don’t forget to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caf80
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This church on the square is a bright lemon yellow with twin purple spires and is stunning!! Founded 450 years ago, this building dates to the early 20th century. We got there just before 12:00, in time to see the gorgeous interior which is all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A landmark of Castro. A bit stuffy inside and opens at certain hours. We were lucky to be across the street when it opened around 4 pm. no idea if it had been opened earlier in the day. Intersting yellow and purple cover the exterior...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosa Maria L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This was right in the middle of town. We went and checked it out and ran by the mall and grabbed something to eat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pixtonian
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It's a nice wooden church, from the outside It's colourful, yellow and violet. Inside there are explanations about the route de las Iglesias in Chiloè

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valeria C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Church of Castro, capital of Chiloe island & region is amazing in that it is totally constructed of wood in the manner that shipwrights would build a sailing vessel. Stamped tin (painted in a bright yellow and trimmed with white) covers the exterior of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Marf13669
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