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A ship-built church

This was a very interesting church, built in the style of an over turned ship. Loved the blue... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Rollie J
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Park Rapids, Minnesota
UNESCO Wood church, worth the visit

This is one of several "ship-builder" churches on Chiloe, Although they have much in common, each... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Murray F
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Brussels
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Feb 14, 2018
“A ship-built church”
Jan 23, 2018
“UNESCO Wood church, worth the visit”
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Calle Centenario S/N, Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of Chiloé’s Jesuit churches, but is a bit different to some of the others we saw. It is painted blue and yellow in the style of an upturned ship. The ceiling is painted blue with stars and the columns painted to look...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This was a very interesting church, built in the style of an over turned ship. Loved the blue sky/stars ceiling. Considering the climate and that the church is entirely of wood, it is in remarkable condition.

Thank Rollie J
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is one of several "ship-builder" churches on Chiloe, Although they have much in common, each one is unique and set in it's own community context. This is worth the time.

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

After a long drive to get the town where this church is, parking was easy. The blue color is different from the other churches and we thought that this one was the 2nd best of the many churches we saw.

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Interesting colour scheme from the outside and inside a bit of a gem. A little run down, but there seem to be more churches than people in Castro. Have a look at the wooden pillars, painted to look like stone.

Thank rama1
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Not one of the original Jesuit churches (from the 1500's), this was built entirely of wood in 1910. Chiloe's ubiquotous metal sheathing protects the exterior from the elements, but is brightly painted. The interior is a marvel of local craftsmanship. The key root word here...More

Thank Wayne-Librarian
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Some of the Chiloe churches are a bit over-rated, frankly. This one certainly isn't. It's religiosity is absolutely there, as it should be, but it's also elegantly done; look out for the stars in the sky!

Thank Emyr1
Reviewed 1 April 2016

In my opinion stil the most pristine Town on the Island. Old architecture and a cute harbour with plenty of possibilities for daytrips.

Thank WeltHesse
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We have visited Chonchi many times and have seen the restoration of this pretty little church come to fruition. A lot of work has gone into it....not only recently, but over the years and especially when it was originally built. There is a museum in...More

Thank Pelican65
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Small wooden church. They say of 'historical' significance as they do for many on this island. What can I say? It cost us quite a lot of money to come here from Castro - maybe look at my photos and draw your own conclusion...

Thank Albywon
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