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It is interesting to visit and learn about the history of this place. Inside they have pictures of how huge this building was before the earthquake that destroyed it. Now it is a very simple design, but still worth taking a look.
It is unusual that catholic cathedrals, churches and chapels are closed. It was raining and sitting and laying on the steps were numerous backpackers and dogs gathered for protection from the elements. I liked the cathedral from the outside.
While killing time in Ancud, Chiloe, we popped into the Catedral de Ancud. Destroyed by earthquake in 1960, its presentation of the devastation was moving and very well done. The rebuild has clearly taken into account the lessons learned all those years ago.
This modern structured replaced the XIX Century cathedral destroyed by the 1960 earthquake. Built in concrete, it has a pentagonal form resembling a priest's biretta. Being close to Easter, the baroque image of Christ is the center of attention.