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Chillan Cathedral, Chillan

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Church Tourist Spot
Survey the idiosyncratic architecture of Chillan Cathedral, a cathedral built in the mid 19th century as a tribute to the almost 6,000 lives lost in the massive 1939 earthquake that devastated the city of Chillán. The 11 parabolic arcs that adorn the structure act as thoroughly modernist, emblematic, and striking features of the church, built to represent prayer and interwoven hands. Head inside to see how natural light seeps in throughout the length of the church. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Chillan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chillan Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • the catedarl. It is a monument of history in memory of all those who died for the terrempto of the anom39,... especially the cross to his side,... they have to visit it,...
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  • Impressive architecture and care is constant by look beautiful. Located in the center of Chillán in addition to being a undisputed tourist attraction you can find all the services needed by tourists, different places to eat, banks, public buildings, commercial shops, among others
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  • Church distinct, different and unique feature; 10 arches that represent the prayer, are the fingers that secruzan to pray. The large cross on the side is in homage to the victims of the earthquake of 1939. In addition, it is a national historic landmark.
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  • I'm not going of tourists to the Cathedral of Chillán. It is the House of prayer and encounter with Dios Padre, Dios Hijo, Holy Spirit God. It is the House of God which welcomes us at all times.
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  • BEAUTIFUL WORK OF THE CITY... ICON OF CHILLAN... ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTY
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  • I liked its structure, well painted on the outside...
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Where to stay in Chillan

Look east of the main O'Higgins thoroughfare for the greatest concentration of accommodations available in Chillan. Some upscale hotels flank grand boulevards, offering various facilities and extras, including pools, spas, and restaurants. Smaller boutique options offer some of the most stylish rooms in town, while simple family-run guesthouses provide budget-friendly options. You can also look farther out of town to the region's ski resorts and remote eco-lodges, providing a wealth of activities throughout the year, come snow or shine.
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