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Church of Rapa Nui, Easter Island
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At Church of Rapa Nui, witness how Easter Island's Rapa Nui culture has melded with the traditions of the Catholic Church to create a distinctive place of worship. Every Sunday, the intimate church fills to the brim with locals and visitors for a two-hour service, in which markers of the local culture include songs in Rapa Nui and Tahitian languages. Visit the church at other times to take photos of the ornate interior, which features wood carvings of important Catholic figures created in Rapa Nui style. Work out when and for how long to visit Church of Rapa Nui and other Hanga Roa attractions using our handy Hanga Roa itinerary maker.
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  • The Church in either doesn't have a special charm. But the mass is a highlight, whether you're religious or not! Part is in Spanish, and another in rapa nui. The songs accompanied by ukulele and percussion are very beautiful!
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  • The church is open for people to enter and look about. What is fascinating is to see is the incorporation of Rapa Nui art into the Christian art in the statues and pictures. 
  • in Rapa Nui language Sunday. Amazing wooden sculptures with linkage with the local idiosyncrasies. Ingenious project of renewal that hopefully can realize
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