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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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All reviews town square beautiful wood chiloe island wooden interior world heritage bright yellow visited several worth a visit across the street chilli church mass architecture stone carvings unesco metal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really impressive the way that big cathedral was built by carpenters of the island of Chiloe. Really is an excellent work and after seeing many cathedrals around the world, this one impress by the material used.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HelenaJacksonville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step inside to see the unusual wooden decorations. We were there when mass was being celebrated, including some dogs wandering around. Interesting exterior.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is great, but the town square is too. Pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants and the post office are all within walking distance (even a glasses shop where you can get a spare pair of readers). Interesting fountain and stage area. Don’t forget to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caf80
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This church on the square is a bright lemon yellow with twin purple spires and is stunning!! Founded 450 years ago, this building dates to the early 20th century. We got there just before 12:00, in time to see the gorgeous interior which is all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A landmark of Castro. A bit stuffy inside and opens at certain hours. We were lucky to be across the street when it opened around 4 pm. no idea if it had been opened earlier in the day. Intersting yellow and purple cover the exterior...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosa Maria L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This was right in the middle of town. We went and checked it out and ran by the mall and grabbed something to eat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pixtonian
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It's a nice wooden church, from the outside It's colourful, yellow and violet. Inside there are explanations about the route de las Iglesias in Chiloè

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valeria C
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Marf13669
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sophia D
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Murray F
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