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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
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
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
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.
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.
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...More