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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.
Almirante Latorre esquina San Martin, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The True Name of this Church is "Iglesia San Francisco" This Icon can be seen from miles away as it's exterior is very bright and uniquely painted. Truly a simplistically adorned facility with a marvelous wooden themed interior. Take the time to enjoy this local...More

3  Thank Dickd1946
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Looks nice but this church is under renovation like many others on the island - be warned. We could not enter, but instead took photos from afar.

1  Thank Elizabeth V
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All reviews town square beautiful wood chiloe island wooden interior world heritage bright yellow visited several across the street chilli church architecture stone metal carvings unesco ceiling landmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church on the square is a bright lemon yellow with twin purple spires and is stunning!! Founded 450 years ago, this building dates to the early 20th century. We got there just before 12:00, in time to see the gorgeous interior which is all...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A landmark of Castro. A bit stuffy inside and opens at certain hours. We were lucky to be across the street when it opened around 4 pm. no idea if it had been opened earlier in the day. Intersting yellow and purple cover the exterior...More

Thank Rosa Maria L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This was right in the middle of town. We went and checked it out and ran by the mall and grabbed something to eat.

Thank Pixtonian
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It's a nice wooden church, from the outside It's colourful, yellow and violet. Inside there are explanations about the route de las Iglesias in Chiloè

Thank Valeria C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Church of Castro, capital of Chiloe island & region is amazing in that it is totally constructed of wood in the manner that shipwrights would build a sailing vessel. Stamped tin (painted in a bright yellow and trimmed with white) covers the exterior of...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The church was colourful on the outside with a beautiful wooden interior. It was situated next to a nice town square. Easy to find as the yellow spires were clearly visible once you are near the centre of Castro.

Thank Sophia D
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Churches reflect the people who live in the community. This church is a complex reflection of European influence and Chilean culture. Worth the visit.

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 11 April 2018

In the city center the church building is very attractive and impressive. Interior of the church is made of yellow wood , a must see when in Chile / Castro. When we visited on Sunday the prayer meeting was going on and many people were...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The outer colour is yellow and purple and the inside is all made by wood. Its really impressive and you hardly see such a delicate wooden architecture. A place you will find it's uniqueness and find peace.

Thank 瑞陞 丁
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This church is one of the Chiloe Jesuit churches and the biggest that we saw. It is fascinating because absolutely everything inside, including all the statues, is made of wood. The outside is covered in metal and painted yellow and purple. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Sue K
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