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Almirante Latorre esquina San Martin, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Made entirely of wood, this striking church was designed by an Italian architect in a blend of Neo-Gothic and classic design.
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Almirante Latorre esquina San Martin, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went to many of the old wooden churches on the various islands associated with Chiloe island. This was the best of the lot. Parking can be a challenge near the town square.

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Not a religious person, but this church was a beautiful thing to see. None of that boring old stone feel that makes everything feel like a medieval castle. The outside of the church is a beautiful yellow and purple combination. The inside is warm wood...More

Thank Yerko D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We drove into town on Sunday and we fortunate enough to enter right at the end of Mass service and witness a Baptism. What a treat! This church is still very much the center of the local population's spiritual life and it was nice to...More

Thank maggie44113
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a unique church, on the UNESCO World Heritage list, complete with shakes on the outside and worshippers on the inside. We felt a bit conflicted when we arrived on a Sunday during Mass, about time for the passing of the peace. Nevertheless, it felt...More

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Love the unpainted wood interior. This is not one of the earlier churches on Chiloe, but it is definitely worth seeing. Really lovely construction and very different look than other churches I have seen.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Is just beautiful how this church is all made of wood, gives it a cozy vibe when you are inside. Even for non belivers is a place that could not miss

Thank Pepy_Diaz
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have never seen such a large wooden structure before! It is stunning and beautiful and impressive. Highly recommended!

Thank jwdlvw_11
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I came to Chiloe Island to see some of the old Spanish wooden churches placed on the World Heritage list. Iglesia San Francisco de Castro was the first church I visited. The exterior is now covered with brightly colored yellows metal. I loved the bright...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The Inglesia San Francisco de Castro is a beautiful wooden church. We came there during a wedding ceremony which made it more interesting. Don't miss out if you're in town.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Right in front of the square around the corner from the bus terminal. Statue of padre Pio and La Tirana. Beautiful

Thank Tamara S
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