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Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Church

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Distinctive for its nine-arched entry and splendid view, this late...

Distinctive for its nine-arched entry and splendid view, this late 19th-century church is tiled on the outside with silver-toned native wood, like other Chiloe churches.

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UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

I very much like the old Spanish wooden churches, 16 of which are placed placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This was my sixth and last church visited while on Chiloe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I very much like the old Spanish wooden churches, 16 of which are placed placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This was my sixth and last church visited while on Chiloe. Unfortunately it was closed for cleaning when we were there, but we could admire it from the outside. It is well worth a visit.

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São Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We only took pictures and saw the outside of the church, because it was closed :( The facade was painted in white and blue. The lateral we could see was the typical chiloean wooden-made walls, pretty impressive. In front of this church there's a small plaza, and by its side, some sort of water fountain with a boat , and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Church was completed very early in the 20th century. It is painted in subdued beautiful colours. Not as beautiful as the wooden church in Achao, but still worth a visit.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Try to see as much as you can, there are so many wood churches and all so beautiful. For the people of the islands they are importants, and they try to maintain them well.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very imposing-looking church indeed. Hard to tell about the inside though, as it was locked. The nearby church at Curaçao de Velez, over at the next island, was definitely worth seeing, though much smaller.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Every village and town on the island of Chiloe has a church or cathedral built in a Teutonic style. Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores Church in Dalcahue is one such. The style is indicative of the influx of Europeans to this area in the past few centuries, and they are all made completely of wood and are truly beautiful. Also... More 

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Hesse, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A special experience at the Isle of Chiloé are the approx 150 wooden churches in every town. 16 of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Beautyfull and long lasting architecture in cypress wood.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

As a whole, we were not impressed with Chiloe. This is an interesting church, though, and if you are in the area, worth a peak.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The building is UNESCO heritage listed. It had plans in a rear room displaying yhe way the building is being renovated from tge original plans on display.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Highly regarded and listed church that we paid a lot of money to visit. Our three hour taxi tour from Castro to Dalcahue and Chonchi cost US $100 which was excessive in the extreme. Pleasant enough to look at but unless you are a total church aficionado I probably wouldn't bother. I have posted some photos which may assist you... More 

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