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. Plan my Santiago trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This is a beautiful place, the temple is large, Bernardo O'Higgins promised it to the Virgin Mary and became one of the most visited places of Maipú, has 2 very beautiful museums and its Esplanade is huge... missed
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  • This is a beautiful church that is very different in it’s look and feel. Reminds me of a small version of the cathedral in Barcelona. Love the stained glass windows.  more »
  • I went a few days ago to a first communion ceremony at the temple. It is beautiful, and a very powerful energy generated. It is a place full of history, and the religiousness of the faithful ranging complements it. It is not easy to get from the center of Santiago, but it can be an interesting experience for those who are looking for religious or historic tourism.
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  • I visit this temple because of the visit of the pope Francisco . This temple is really huge! And if you are staying outside in summer you must have enough water and sunscreen because temperature rise very easily.
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  • A very nice place to relax and admire nature in addition to be able to enter the temple and perform horaciones within this temple
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  • Place very well hambientado, with excellent vegetation and ample parking, good public transportation, only thing missing is to soon finish the works of urbanization which carry 3 years in the commune of Maipú.
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  • It is a church very pretty and steeped in history, whose origin has to do with the victory obtained by the patriot army at the battle of Maipú, for this reason this sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin of Carmen, called Templo Votivo since its origin is related to the vote parents of Homeland O'Higgins and San Martín did to the place where you got the independence was built a temple in honor of the patron saint of Chile, the Virgin of Carmen.
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