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Iglesia San Francisco

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Address: Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Made almost entirely of wood – with wooden arches, buttresses and columns -...

Made almost entirely of wood – with wooden arches, buttresses and columns - this church was constructed by local artisans between 1910 and 1912.

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A dramatic church

The Iglesias San Francisco dominates the main square Plaza de Armas of Castro. Painted in brilliant yellow and gaudy purple, it is a sensational church, almost Lutheran in style... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peter T
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iglesias San Francisco dominates the main square Plaza de Armas of Castro. Painted in brilliant yellow and gaudy purple, it is a sensational church, almost Lutheran in style. Due to the salty winds, the repainting is an almost annual necessity. The interior of the church (and, come to that, exterior) is made solely of locally sourced wood, and it... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Brightly painted on the outside - yellow with violet roof and touches of mauve - and gorgeous wood on the inside. The walls, pillars, ceiling, and altars are all beautifully finished wood. An easy walk uphill from the dock, across from the main square. We found it closed at 1;15, due to open at 4, but filled with a funeral... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

A unique design, with lots of wood, beautiful in the inside. The color on the outside, a bright yellow. Recommended visit.

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San Felipe, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not an amazing place, though the architecture out of wood is very detailed. Take into consideration one of the atractions in Chiloe is visiting the Churches. Highly recommended only if you like to see old buildings

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

The building is lovely, with brightly painted wood and stained glass windows. Some of the surrounding houses are also interesting. Caution when walking to the church from the street. There were many dog droppings on the grass walkway.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Screaming colours outside..(bright yellow and purple now), on the main square of Castro. All wood. Once you walk inside, you feel the warmth of the timber they used. Beautifull with the sunlight shining through the stained windows.

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