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Beautiful exterior, but closed when we arrived

Well worth a visit, it is a beautiful church but we were extremley disappointed to find the second... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Bergen, Norway
Interesting meshing of cultures

Once our guide told us to think about how these churches were made by ship builders, it was amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Distinctive for its nine-arched entry and splendid view, this late 19th-century church is tiled on the outside with silver-toned native wood, like other Chiloe churches.
Plaza de Armas, Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

An example among several other churches, to visit and learn about the unique architecture of the chirches in Chiloe. In Ancus, first main "city" upon arriving to Chiloe, you may acquire a passport of all of the icon churches to visit. You receive astamp in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this church on Monday but it was closed. However we spoke to someone parked outside who introduced us to the priest - he opened up for us and we had the place to ourselves. It is built like an upturned ship and was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

It is impressive to see the building technique of this type of church. When you go inside and you look at the ceiling you realize it's built like a ship, almost. There is a snails museum inside that shows you a little about the architecture...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We traveled with other cruise critic travelers in a van to Isla Chiloe. Saw wooden churches, which were painted inside. In the town of Achao, the wooden spire of the Church of Santa Maria de Loreta is an example of Chilota architecture. It was built...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jaasma
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Well worth a visit, it is a beautiful church but we were extremley disappointed to find the second UNESCO church this day closed (this was a Saturday afternoon). There was (as in most other places) no information board, not information about opening hours or any...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Once our guide told us to think about how these churches were made by ship builders, it was amazing to look at them through the lens of being like upside down wooden ships. Amazing details and made originally completely of wood (they didn't have metal...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I very much like the old Spanish wooden churches, 16 of which are placed placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This was my sixth and last church visited while on Chiloe. Unfortunately it was closed for cleaning when we were there, but we could...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We only took pictures and saw the outside of the church, because it was closed :( The facade was painted in white and blue. The lateral we could see was the typical chiloean wooden-made walls, pretty impressive. In front of this church there's a small...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DeniseKN
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Church was completed very early in the 20th century. It is painted in subdued beautiful colours. Not as beautiful as the wooden church in Achao, but still worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Olle O
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Try to see as much as you can, there are so many wood churches and all so beautiful. For the people of the islands they are importants, and they try to maintain them well.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 199Maria1949
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