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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  • August 14, 2017
    Ideal for tourists, to see something new I don't believe in religions but I went to mass almost the entire island in mass, the father makes the mass with feathers and gives it in Rapa Nui and in Spanish... Very nice to see
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  • August 12, 2017
    Even if you're not Catholic, or even Christian, it pays to know the place and observe the mixture between native culture and Catholicism. In addition, the 9:00 of every Sunday there is a mass whose songs are sung in the native Rapa Nui language. Simply unmissable.
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  • July 16, 2017
    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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