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Beautiful wooden church.

Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto in Achao on Isla Quinchao is the oldest wooden church in Chiloe... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Olle O
Stockholm, Sweden
A piece of art

Achao is a very little town with a few nice things to see and appreciate. One of them is the Achao... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Terrebonne, Canada
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17 Jan 2017
“Beautiful wooden church.”
15 May 2016
“A piece of art”
The plain brown exterior of the oldest church in Chiloe belies its interesting multicolored interior.
Plaza de Armas, Achao | Frente a Plaza de Armas, Isla Chiloe 5750000, Chile
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto in Achao on Isla Quinchao is the oldest wooden church in Chiloe dating back to the 18th century made entirely out of native timber. Most of the original colour is lost and this makes the church even more beautiful with...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Achao is a very little town with a few nice things to see and appreciate. One of them is the Achao church named the " Santa maria de Loreto ". It is the oldest church in the country, it was built in 1740. This church...More

Thank Michel20958
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Ancient church from a 100 years ago, made of wood in a natural color. The most impressive of its architecture is the ceiling. Nice to visit if you are in the area. Located in Achao, a small island 10 minutes away from Chiloe, you have...More

Reviewed 26 March 2015

As part of a cruise excursion on our way to Antarctica, my wife & I visited some of the 16 fascinating, 19th-century, wooden churches on Chiloe Island on Tuesday 12/23. Together these churches constitute a UNESCO World Heritage site that is well worth your time....More

Thank RalphSchmitt
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Although very ordinary looking from the outside, the interior is a pleasant surprise. Located on the Island of Quinchao, which can be reached by ferry from Dalcahue. Note: Although the hours of operation are posted in the church window, the day I visited, it was...More

Thank jump78
Reviewed 5 November 2013

The church was under construction for a major renovation, and almost completely obscured by tall fencing. However we could see the top half of the structure and most of the bell tower. What is interesting is that this and most other structures and houses are...More

Thank Malice6
Reviewed 10 April 2013

This is the oldest church in the region and is actually on the island of Quinchao which is a short 10 minute ferry ride from the main island. If you have a car it's a good place to aim for because it gets you onto...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Achao is a really tiny village, in a secondary island on Chiloe's Archipelago, the Church - the oldest of the wood Churches of the region - is a piece of art - an amazing job in wood architecture - worth for the visit - the...More

Thank ValBurke
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