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Beautiful and Unusual

Very unusual architecture inside and out. You must visit this church while you are in town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Yellow! Made of Wood! You Can't Miss It.

This church cannot be missed - it's bright yellow after all. Don't pass up a visit inside. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
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2 weeks ago
“Beautiful and Unusual”
4 weeks ago
“Yellow! Made of Wood! You Can't Miss It.”
Made almost entirely of wood – with wooden arches, buttresses and columns - this church was constructed by local artisans between 1910 and 1912.
Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unusual architecture inside and out. You must visit this church while you are in town. Corrugated metal outside, yellow, and all wooden inside. We attended mass. Dogs were in attendance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church cannot be missed - it's bright yellow after all. Don't pass up a visit inside. It's wood, not stone. The interior has the scent of years of furniture polish. The outside is a riot of yellow with blue accents. The whole the effect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This must be the most beautiful building in Castro - it dominates the Plaza de Armas , it was built in wood in 1906. the colours are unusual for a church - glacierblue and orange coloured, the inside consists entirely of wood. This is part...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A striking building clad in yellow sheeting of some form. The inside is busy without being gaudy. A few photos of how it was in the old days are interesting

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rama1
Reviewed 6 January 2017

You’ll rarely, if ever, see an entire church done in wood. Usually stone is thought appropriate. Not here in this beautifully done Franciscan mission-turned parish turned cathedral (I think; not sure). The pictures capture elements but the impact of being there, particularly during the day...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nail56
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Iglesias San Francisco dominates the main square Plaza de Armas of Castro. Painted in brilliant yellow and gaudy purple, it is a sensational church, almost Lutheran in style. Due to the salty winds, the repainting is an almost annual necessity. The interior of the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Peter T
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Brightly painted on the outside - yellow with violet roof and touches of mauve - and gorgeous wood on the inside. The walls, pillars, ceiling, and altars are all beautifully finished wood. An easy walk uphill from the dock, across from the main square. We...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed 4 December 2015

A unique design, with lots of wood, beautiful in the inside. The color on the outside, a bright yellow. Recommended visit.

Date of experience: January 2015
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not an amazing place, though the architecture out of wood is very detailed. Take into consideration one of the atractions in Chiloe is visiting the Churches. Highly recommended only if you like to see old buildings

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Lehdonoso
Reviewed 6 November 2014

The building is lovely, with brightly painted wood and stained glass windows. Some of the surrounding houses are also interesting. Caution when walking to the church from the street. There were many dog droppings on the grass walkway.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank kupunakane
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