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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 20 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

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The church was colourful on the outside with a beautiful wooden interior. It was situated next to a nice town square. Easy to find as the yellow spires were clearly visible once you are near the centre of Castro.

Thank Sophia D
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Churches reflect the people who live in the community. This church is a complex reflection of European influence and Chilean culture. Worth the visit.

Thank Murray F
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

In the city center the church building is very attractive and impressive. Interior of the church is made of yellow wood , a must see when in Chile / Castro. When we visited on Sunday the prayer meeting was going on and many people were...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The outer colour is yellow and purple and the inside is all made by wood. Its really impressive and you hardly see such a delicate wooden architecture. A place you will find it's uniqueness and find peace.

Thank 瑞陞 丁
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This church is one of the Chiloe Jesuit churches and the biggest that we saw. It is fascinating because absolutely everything inside, including all the statues, is made of wood. The outside is covered in metal and painted yellow and purple. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I would say it’s number 1 tourism attraction as there is almost nothing in the city. Church is impressive.

Thank Artur A
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing architecture, interesting story and exquisite woodwork. The church is a must for anyone passing through Castro.

Thank Matt-Jeffery
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

It was the unusual paint choice of purple and yellow on the outside which attracted us in. The interior is all wooden and there is a small exhibition showing some of the amazing history of the building.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is one of the many UNESCO churches on Isla Chiloe, and by far the most beautiful of the ones we saw. The wood work on the inside is amazing, done by true craftsmen. I hope the town can keep this wonderful part of their...More

Thank Rollie J
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