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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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Dalcahue Church and Rodeo

After spending two wonderful days touring Quinchoa Island we caught the tiny ferry back to Dalcahue and parked our motor caravan 'Mickey' outside this interesting church. After... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After spending two wonderful days touring Quinchoa Island we caught the tiny ferry back to Dalcahue and parked our motor caravan 'Mickey' outside this interesting church. After looking around the church's interior we walked two blocks to see part of the Dalcahue Rodeo. The part we saw was about about teams of two Gauchos using their horses to control a... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a church that definitely needs some TLC, but I loved the arches in the front. The neat thing about all of the churches we visited is that the native Artisans of the islands brought their craftsmanship to the building of these churches and blended what they knew with the European techniques of the priests and missionaries. All of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Worth a quick look round as you come off the ferry and make your way to Ancud. Inside was fairly plain compared to other examples of churches that abound on the island but it is a good introduction to this type of wooden architecture.

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We were disappointed by this church, it was clearly run and down and in desperate need of a restoration. It was dark and dank and smelled musty. Even though it's a UNESCO site, it's in need some TLC. It's not worth a specific visit, if you're passing through on your way to Achao, maybe stop by, but if you're short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

While exploring the island of Chiloe, we deciding to go further and visit small little villages apart form the main big ones, as this was possible having a rented car. Dalcahue was surprisingly beautiful. Has a market, great big oysters to eat, just next to the water, and it was here where we saw the first wooden church, Unesco heritage.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Definitely worth a look. Impressive in its size and woodwork, feels very peaceful. UNESCO protected site in a quiet square.

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Gurgaon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The most elegant church I have seen. This s the third most beautiful and one of the oldest church of Chiloe after Castro and Achao. A beautiful, peaceful place at the bank of the pacific island where you can worship the GOD and may get your all wish fulfilled :)

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nice little town, we did a day tour of the Island of Chiloe so by the time we got to Dalcahue to see the church it was closed..

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