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Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Church

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Distinctive for its nine-arched entry and splendid view, this late...

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.

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Every village and town on the island of Chiloe has a church or cathedral built in a Teutonic style. Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores Church in Dalcahue is one such. The style is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very imposing-looking church indeed. Hard to tell about the inside though, as it was locked. The nearby church at Curaçao de Velez, over at the next island, was definitely worth seeing, though much smaller.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every village and town on the island of Chiloe has a church or cathedral built in a Teutonic style. Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores Church in Dalcahue is one such. The style is indicative of the influx of Europeans to this area in the past few centuries, and they are all made completely of wood and are truly beautiful. Also... More 

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Giessen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A special experience at the Isle of Chiloé are the approx 150 wooden churches in every town. 16 of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Beautyfull and long lasting architecture in cypress wood.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

As a whole, we were not impressed with Chiloe. This is an interesting church, though, and if you are in the area, worth a peak.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

The building is UNESCO heritage listed. It had plans in a rear room displaying yhe way the building is being renovated from tge original plans on display.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Highly regarded and listed church that we paid a lot of money to visit. Our three hour taxi tour from Castro to Dalcahue and Chonchi cost US $100 which was excessive in the extreme. Pleasant enough to look at but unless you are a total church aficionado I probably wouldn't bother. I have posted some photos which may assist you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

After spending two wonderful days touring Quinchoa Island we caught the tiny ferry back to Dalcahue and parked our motor caravan 'Mickey' outside this interesting church. After looking around the church's interior we walked two blocks to see part of the Dalcahue Rodeo. The part we saw was about about teams of two Gauchos using their horses to control a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

This is a church that definitely needs some TLC, but I loved the arches in the front. The neat thing about all of the churches we visited is that the native Artisans of the islands brought their craftsmanship to the building of these churches and blended what they knew with the European techniques of the priests and missionaries. All of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Worth a quick look round as you come off the ferry and make your way to Ancud. Inside was fairly plain compared to other examples of churches that abound on the island but it is a good introduction to this type of wooden architecture.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

We were disappointed by this church, it was clearly run and down and in desperate need of a restoration. It was dark and dank and smelled musty. Even though it's a UNESCO site, it's in need some TLC. It's not worth a specific visit, if you're passing through on your way to Achao, maybe stop by, but if you're short... More 

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