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Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Church

Plaza de Armas, Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Not always open

We visited this church on Monday but it was closed. However we spoke to someone parked outside who... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Sue K
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Very interesting cisit

It is impressive to see the building technique of this type of church. When you go inside and you... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Lilirogz
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Morelia, Mexico
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza de Armas, Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited this church on Monday but it was closed. However we spoke to someone parked outside who introduced us to the priest - he opened up for us and we had the place to ourselves. It is built like an upturned ship and was...More

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

It is impressive to see the building technique of this type of church. When you go inside and you look at the ceiling you realize it's built like a ship, almost. There is a snails museum inside that shows you a little about the architecture...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We traveled with other cruise critic travelers in a van to Isla Chiloe. Saw wooden churches, which were painted inside. In the town of Achao, the wooden spire of the Church of Santa Maria de Loreta is an example of Chilota architecture. It was built...More

Thank Jaasma
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Well worth a visit, it is a beautiful church but we were extremley disappointed to find the second UNESCO church this day closed (this was a Saturday afternoon). There was (as in most other places) no information board, not information about opening hours or any...More

Thank GunnfromNorway
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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