Church of Castro, Castro

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Originally built in 1567 to convert the indigenous people, Church of Castro now serves as the city's main Catholic church. Designed in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture, the church differs greatly in appearance from others in the city. Its structure consists of local wood, while the facade, roof, and external lining are all made of galvanized iron. The brightly painted exterior makes it stand out among the other buildings on the adjacent plaza. When you tour the interior, look for the image of the Archangel Michael victorious over Satan, and try to visit during a service to sit among the wooden pews and admire the stained glass windows. Plan to see Church of Castro and other attractions that appeal to you using our Castro online day trip planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is a circuit of churches to visit and photograph! very nice, it hits! the story is fascinating
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  • September 29, 2017
    Church was familiar, so I never expected, but did not it is designated a world heritage site, etc. can't be underestimated. Sea along its colorful exterior, inside a bizarre combination of wooden pillars and ceilings, beautiful! Visit.
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  • September 11, 2017
    Outstanding constructions in wood, missed the route of the churches for those who like of artisanal construction
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As a major tourist hub, Castro boasts a variety of economical lodgings, mostly located along the two main thoroughfares and their side streets. A range of hotels offer rooms suitable for most budgets, while hostels ensure plenty of beds for visitors interested in spending most of their vacation outdoors, island hopping across the Chiloe Archipelago. Architecture buffs can also explore the waterfront houses on stilts, many of which rent rooms with bay views.
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