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Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Church

Plaza de Armas, Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Interesting meshing of cultures

Once our guide told us to think about how these churches were made by ship builders, it was amazing... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
Michelle B
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

I very much like the old Spanish wooden churches, 16 of which are placed placed on the UNESCO World... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2017
Lafayette, California
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Once our guide told us to think about how these churches were made by ship builders, it was amazing to look at them through the lens of being like upside down wooden ships. Amazing details and made originally completely of wood (they didn't have metal...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed March 6, 2017 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...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed February 14, 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...More

Thank DeniseKN
Reviewed January 17, 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.

Thank Olle O
Reviewed January 5, 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.

Thank 199Maria1949
Reviewed December 2, 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.

Thank Emyr1
Reviewed December 1, 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...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed October 25, 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.

Thank WeltHesse
Reviewed March 18, 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.

Thank RBonTheLake
Reviewed January 27, 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.

Thank Eddie O
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