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Chillan Cathedral, Chillan

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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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  • There are no words to express what it feels like entering this church. ✌Un place full of peace, harmony...-excellent place to visit if in Chillán.
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  • Each place is characterized by its architecture. This Cathedral is very simple in ornamentation, but has a different architecture that make it very nice design. It is worth to spend a few minutes and meet her.
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  • Although it is smaller than I thought, its architecture surprises especially for the handling of light, really beautiful. It is worth visiting it.
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  • Bound place where lead our visitors to show. Remember also the earthquake of 1939. It is without doubt the chillanejo icon
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  • Very striking
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  • It is a cathedral
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