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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanga Roa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • For believers and non-believers, attend Sunday mass (9.00 hours), dedicated to the family Rapa Nui, where women and men wear their traditional attire and more striking, listen to the lyrics, to the usansa of the folklore of the island, with a polyphonic choir very prop IO of Polynesia.
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  • Fascinating façade and interior where the primitive culture of the island mixes with modern religion. It's just down the street from the Mercado Artisanal (crafts market) which has a large supply of c...  more »
  • Typical Church of the Pacific Islands, with more, that famous "mana" of Easter Island that will leave nobody indifferent
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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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