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“Past in the present of Puerto Varas, in the south of Chile”

Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
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“Past in the present of Puerto Varas, in the south of Chile”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I visited this Church previously, at about almost 20 years ago and in my last visit just in May 2013, I could appreciate that still in some cities of Chile, there is a kind of work and maintenance for historical buildings.
Base merely on a religious faith, the Church represents still the spirit and hard work of the first German immigrants in the south of Chile, but from a formal architectural point of view, the church is a clear example of the important colony settled by Germans at the beginning of the 20 Century in the area.
The church, in the top of a hill, has also a very spectacular view of Puerto Varas city centre, Llanquihue lake and the volcano Osorno on the background, where the Andes Mountain transform in a sort of a rain forest. it is a privilege site to know in a trip to the south of Chile.

Visited May 2013
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“Surprising, picturesque church.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a surprising building as the external cladding is corrugated iron sheeting but assembled and painted in such a way as to result in a very pretty building, one that is instantly recognisable, easily seen from the surroundings and a symbol of the town.

It is a little bit of a walk out of the town center on a rise by a public park. The park has a rock grotto with an icon in it, well visited and with votive lights round the base. Adjacent to the church is a stainless steel monument depicting the coat of arms of the town.

The inside of the church is equally unexpected, light, airy, nicely decorated with an interesting alter and some "folk art" style paintings. The curved, blue painted, ribbed ceiling of the nave is very striking and the first thing you see as you enter. All-together a bit of a gem in an area which relies mainly on domestic buildings for its 'architecture'.

Visited January 2013
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