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“cactus wood”(8 reviews)
Central Square, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 55 285 1420
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All reviews town square cactus wood wooden ceiling bell tower building techniques adobe style welcoming feel special moment local materials main plaza san pedro worth a visit architecture abode cardon rebuilt century
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This church is very simple and what I found wonderful is that it conserves the Spanish colonial architeture

Thank denise_rene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church like the others building made of sand, dirt, and grass. This is very typical building material in San Pedro. It is placed in town center near the municipal building

Thank Crist H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting little church which is free to visit, it's on the main square so is easy to get to and is very different from other churches we have seen in South America. It won't take more than 10 minutes to visit so...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

different construction, build with desert raw materials, a non-usual architecture that worth the visit - try to choose a day where they are organizing some ceremony there.

Thank FernandoFPucci
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

You'll see and pass by this church every day you stay in San Pedro de Atacama and if you are like me, you'll take another phot or 2 every time! Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to take those photos!

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Charming traditional church. Classic mission style with tradional religious icons. Primal location from the 1500’s.

Thank Travel_Iconoclast
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This church dates 1557 and it is located next to San Pedro plaza. It is a must-see for every tourist visiting San Pedro.

Thank jorgei957
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely little church, simple, well kept, suits perfectly the relaxing pace of life of San Pedro. The wooden ceiling is perhaps the best part of this simple architecture. Saints and religious symbols are well kept and look very colorful compared to the usual atmosphere of...More

1  Thank mcitaly2016
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Peaceful, lovely, and charming, is how I would describe Chile's supposedly second oldest church. Go and visit it, it is worth it, for its simplicity. One more thing, it is build of adobe. Gilles

Thank GillesFlores
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Well, I always start by visiting a church because it tells you so much about the past... pay attention to the doors and ceiling which are made of Cardon (sort of cactus). Protected today, it is rare to still see it.

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Response from imacbeth | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I don't know but they do have a Facebook page Church-of-San-Pedro-de-Atacama which should be easy enough to find. I hope that is of some help.