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Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario

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Address: Calle Centenario S/N, Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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2nd best of the churches; long drive to get to it

After a long drive to get the town where this church is, parking was easy. The blue color is different from the other churches and we thought that this one was the 2nd best of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long drive to get the town where this church is, parking was easy. The blue color is different from the other churches and we thought that this one was the 2nd best of the many churches we saw.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Interesting colour scheme from the outside and inside a bit of a gem. A little run down, but there seem to be more churches than people in Castro. Have a look at the wooden pillars, painted to look like stone.

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Thank rama1
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Not one of the original Jesuit churches (from the 1500's), this was built entirely of wood in 1910. Chiloe's ubiquotous metal sheathing protects the exterior from the elements, but is brightly painted. The interior is a marvel of local craftsmanship. The key root word here is 'ship' as the roof is in essence an inverted ship hull. It appears that... More 

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Thank Wayne M
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Some of the Chiloe churches are a bit over-rated, frankly. This one certainly isn't. It's religiosity is absolutely there, as it should be, but it's also elegantly done; look out for the stars in the sky!

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Thank Emyr1
Hesse, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

In my opinion stil the most pristine Town on the Island. Old architecture and a cute harbour with plenty of possibilities for daytrips.

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Thank WeltHesse
Chile
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We have visited Chonchi many times and have seen the restoration of this pretty little church come to fruition. A lot of work has gone into it....not only recently, but over the years and especially when it was originally built. There is a museum in Ancud which deals with the construction of Chilote churches and it's well worth a visit... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Small wooden church. They say of 'historical' significance as they do for many on this island. What can I say? It cost us quite a lot of money to come here from Castro - maybe look at my photos and draw your own conclusion...

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Thank Albywon
Sosnowiec, Poland
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

One of the most interesting churches on Chiloe. All of them are almost the same. Interesting colours of the church and surrondings. At the same square you can buy craftworks.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

I like the typical churches of Chiloé and this is a nice visit. I believe that the effort the communities in those villages have to put to preserve the churches i so huge that they deserve the credit. The colours and the nice sorroundings are outstanding.

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Thank Josep P
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

This church is one of the best preserved in Chiloe. Try to get behind the altar, as they have a nice exhibition on how these churches are built and preserved.

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