Templo Votivo de Maipu, Santiago

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History and architecture enthusiasts love Templo Votivo de Maipu, a grandiose church built in honor of Our Lady Carmen and Bernardo O'Higgins, a 19th-century Chilean independence leader. The church was commissioned in the 1940s as part of a nationwide competition to devise a new national monument and mark O'Higgins' efforts in Chile's independence. Use our Santiago vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Templo Votivo de Maipu and other attractions in Santiago.
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  • July 12, 2017
    It is a very large Catholic Church and very little known, usually no one advertises it in themes tour of santiago, being a very bad thing if one goes to other nearby countries like Argentina and Brazil, within its tourist always routes mentioned you cathedrals or temples more important in terms of architecture. It has easy access, since it is almost in the center of the commune of Maipú (Maipú square meter), the problem is the avenue that connects it directly, is under construction and they have procrastinated much long to finish it. The temple has a Museum, where you can learn a little more about this place.
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  • June 16, 2017
    The District out of the metro is completely destroyed, there's no where to move or walk, there are no sidewalks, all full of Earth and rubble. When you arrive at the temple, it is not known where enter, the Esplanade this very careless, once inside, you can see a normal Church, nothing extraordinary. Until you are paid up to the Bell Tower.
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  • May 3, 2017
    "" Historic place for Chile, was held one of the battles more important for the independence of the country, "the battle of Maipú" and in honor to the Virgen del Carmen, Bernardo Ohiggins, asked to build this temple. In the is a small museum and a small sales room to carry a religious reminder. It is located in a spacious with trees that they call the tranquility and serves as a ride for the family. The interior is spacious, large and beautiful.
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  • January 16, 2015
    Beatifull zone..
  • June 28, 2017
    It is a place that must know, especially by the monumental architecture of the temple, a mass of cement that is stands as a symbol in the middle of a commune that is rather low height. So large and imposing that, is in fact, on a clear day, you can see to the naked eye from the Queen. It also has a lookout at the top, just under the Bell Tower, which can be accessed by two thousand pesos or less. From there you can see part of the communal environment, and same Santiago. Ideal to enjoy the view, Sunday and public holidays.
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  • June 13, 2017
    Very nice welcoming even to be a religious place is very attractive both in history as in architecture has a great tourist attraction by history which means for the country also has some additional totaling attractiveness as a Museum, the viewpoint and your backyard ideal for meditation
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  • March 17, 2017
    The temple is quite large, there's tour and is a must the "mirador". Access is by lift and you pay a small fee to access $1,000 pesos. Upstairs you can see the whole town of Maipu, there is a glass floor where you can see the temple upstairs and a wind rose that indicates the distance of some points, inclusive of Aparecida do Norte. Must-see.
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  • July 19, 2017
    A sacred place
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