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Church of Castro

Almirante Latorre esquina San Martin, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is one of the listed UNESCO heritage churches and worth a visit. In particularly the inside was beautiful, the wooden work is amazing. In general we missed information and brochures in English - that goes for all the wooden UNESCO churches in Chiloe.

Thank gunnmangerud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited several of the Chileo World Heritage churches. While they have similar architecture on the exterior, this one has the most beautiful interior featuring wood as they all do. It is in Castro, the largest city on the main island, and worth a short...More

Thank Monty1424
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a lovely example of the local architecture, in the wooden tradiition. It also showcases the regions obsession with craft, I LOVED the Madonna in her crocheted dress. It's easy to get do, t' free, don't walk past it!

Thank HelonHols
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I can't imagine anyone would say anything negative about a visit to this church. I suggest, though, that anyone wanting to visit read up about the history as much as possible- it makes a visit so much more enjoyable.

Thank wga106
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We went to many of the old wooden churches on the various islands associated with Chiloe island. This was the best of the lot. Parking can be a challenge near the town square.

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Not a religious person, but this church was a beautiful thing to see. None of that boring old stone feel that makes everything feel like a medieval castle. The outside of the church is a beautiful yellow and purple combination. The inside is warm wood...More

Thank Yerko D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We drove into town on Sunday and we fortunate enough to enter right at the end of Mass service and witness a Baptism. What a treat! This church is still very much the center of the local population's spiritual life and it was nice to...More

Thank maggie44113
Reviewed 3 April 2017

What a unique church, on the UNESCO World Heritage list, complete with shakes on the outside and worshippers on the inside. We felt a bit conflicted when we arrived on a Sunday during Mass, about time for the passing of the peace. Nevertheless, it felt...More

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Love the unpainted wood interior. This is not one of the earlier churches on Chiloe, but it is definitely worth seeing. Really lovely construction and very different look than other churches I have seen.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Is just beautiful how this church is all made of wood, gives it a cozy vibe when you are inside. Even for non belivers is a place that could not miss

Thank Pepy_Diaz
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