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Church of Castro, Castro

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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. Make Church of Castro a centerpiece of your Castro vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Castro tour planner.
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  • It is one of the churches more large the property of Chiloé, they have kept it very well, they have beautiful details, the Church is full of wood, very beautiful, located to one side of the Plaza.
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  • To enter is to see all the magic of the chilote work in wood in its splendor. Impressive! I hope that the next time you paint it out is with better colors.
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  • Is not to lose it, without nails, details, construction is really beautiful, very well located and easy to reach.
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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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