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Lemuy Island, Isla Chiloe

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Lemuy Island is an island in Chiloé Archipelago, Chile, off the eastern coast of Chiloé Island.There are nine villages on the island. On the north coast: Puqueldón Aldachildo IchuacOn the south coast: Chulchuy. From here the ferry leaves for Huicha on Chiloé Island. Lincay, with a wooden church dating from the beginning of the 20th century Liucura, with a wooden church which was built in the middle of the 19th centuryOn the east coast: Detif Puchilco. In the wooden church dating from the 19th century there are paintings by the Peruvian artist Miguel GamarraIn the middle of the island: San Agustín, the only village which is not on the coast. The wooden church was built at the beginning of the 20th century. As in the rest of the archipelago, the population of Lemuy Island were inspired by a deep religious faith and built 8 churches, each special in its own way. Some, like Ichuac, Aldachildo and Detif are more than 100 years old and have recently been declared World Heritage Sites, along with 15 other Chilote churches. Some have picturesque cemeteries with little shingled mausoleums.
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  • Apart from the main island of Chiloe, Lemuy is the only island I got to while staying In Castro. I was fortunate to go with someone who has a great passion for the place so that I saw it through his e...  more »
  • A lost treasure. A lot of breath taking views, amazing churches and peacefull lifetime. Highlights: Yayanes Park, Aldachildo Church (world heritage), Detif Church (world heritage), Ichuac Church.  more »
  • We had never heard of this island until we heard of the El Castano B&B. Although we had originally planned to take tours in larger areas our tour of Isla Lemuy with Silvio from El Castano was one of t...  more »