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Address: 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...

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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Nice church made of local woods

Right in front of the square around the corner from the bus terminal. Statue of padre Pio and La Tirana. Beautiful

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right in front of the square around the corner from the bus terminal. Statue of padre Pio and La Tirana. Beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mass was being celebrated by local people inside the warm wood vaulted church. Street performers and markets outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the city center of Castro, this is a must-go place :) This church was made all of wood, and its work is incredibly fine! By the sides of the church there were some panels demonstrating how the churches in Chiloé were mounted. Piece of art.

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Thank DeniseKN
Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to this exquisite wooden church which simply imparts its serenity. The infant Jesus changing knitwear is a special local touch!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest church in the island (I think). Beautiful exterior. It's located in the main square, were you can walk and appreciate the life of an average town in chile.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not much of a church man. Fantastic woodwork inside. The entire church is wood or mostly wood. The most interesting part is there was recently a huge fire across the street. I can only imagine how desperate they were to save the church. Look closely at the pic to see the twisted steel as a result of the heat.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is made up of wood. This is unique in that region. It is just located at the central square of Castro. Worth for a visit

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about the wonders of Chiloe's churches dozens of times throughout my life... But I finally understood it when I saw them in person. This is the first church I visited and it is beautiful. It's incredible what they were able to do with the wood, how they shaped it, the curves, the artistry and craftmanship. They are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is incredible! Being painted yellow and sort of purple from the outside on metal plates, the inside is all made out of wood. Everything! True craftmanship was done here. Check out the photos and see why this is the number 1 thing to see while in Castro!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting architecture. All wooden interior with superb craftsmanship. Non-flash photography is permitted. Worth a walk through.

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