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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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  • It is a curious Church, it is best to go to the Sunday mass at 9:00 which is in Spanish and rapa nui.
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  • This year I was lucky enough to meet holiday Happy Easter on Easter. Of course I went to church. The father was released in balahone champagne, on the neck a Garland on the head feathers. He led the sermon and prayers guitar singing congregation. It was very sincere. I was the only foreigner and the father I personally shook hands as a sign of welcome. I was in seventh heaven!
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  • a particular ceremony, we heard and saw with our own eyes a Catholic mass being managed by the islanders in a unique way. I admit to not being a Catholic attending, but I must say that in this situation a person outside the lines you would be fascinated. Chanting prayers all in a language they understand was very difficult. Nice nice indeed
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Where to stay in Hanga Roa

The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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