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Churches of Chiloé

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The churches of Chiloé were started by the Jesuit Peripatetic Mission in the 17th and 18th centuries and are a spectacular display of wooden architecture, protected and sheltered by the northern mountains. They have angle shaped roofs, stone foundations, and a facade tower with the cross and belfry. These unique churches illustrate the blend of native and European ideas and are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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“Churches of Chiloé”

'The Churches of Chiloé represent a unique example in Latin America of an outstanding form of ecclesiastical wooden architecture. They represent a tradition initiated by the Jesuit Peripatetic Mission in the 17th and 18th centuries, continued and enrich… Read more...

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