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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  • The island of Lemuy is the third in size in the Chiloé archipelago (after the big island and the island of Quinchao). The villagers told me that the island has a charm that transmits to all who visit it. A few kilometres from Chonchi junction is to the island, which has no connectivity by public transport so fluid as to other places of Chiloé. It is better to visit particular vehicle so not to miss any of the attractions. They are must-visit the churches of Aldachildo, Ichuac and Detif, all declared world heritage by UNESCO, the year 2000. The routes of the island are beautiful. The road to Detif goes by an isthmus from which you have view to the sea on both sides of the route, and before reaching the village there is a beautiful vantage point of this and the inland sea of Chiloé from which the peaks of the Cordillera de los Andes there are also seen in the continent. Aldachildo is also famous for its celebration of the Maja of Apple. Puqueldón is the capital of the commune, a small town quaint and with services, in addition to its beautiful square, Church and viewpoint. The Yayanes Park is another of its attractions. In short, a very interesting place to visit, for a half-day or day visit complete if you want to make good use of the visit to each site.
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  • Traveling throughout the island, and not miss Detif is a wonderful, long beach where you can only find peace. And don't forget to try the chicha of typical block from the aldachildo area.
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  • It is in the first week of February. If you decide to go to Chiloé for those days, don't go to Liucura, in the Lemuy island. You have to see this incredible manners show, Minga.
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  • Beautiful, well paved and marked island. It has ferries departing from Chonchi from 8 in the morning until 12 o'clock. It is worth touring the villages on the island particularly Detif town.
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