04 March 2011

#46 Santiago, Chile


The Churches of Chiloé in Chile's Chiloé Archipelago are a unique architectural phenomenon in the Americas and one of the most prominent buildings of Chilota architecture. Unlike classical Spanish colonial architecture the churches of Chiloé are made entirely in native timber with extensive use of wooden roof shingles. The churches were made to resist Chiloé Archipelago's humid and rainy oceanic climate.

Built in the 18th and 19th centuries when Chiloé Archipelago was still a part of the Spanish Crown possessions, the churches represent the fusion of European Jesuit culture and local native peoples skill and traditions: an excellent example of mestizo culture.
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1. The Church of Aldachildo or Church of Jesus of Nazareth - SpanishIglesia de Aldachildo; Iglesia de Jesús Nazareno - is a Catholic church located in the town of Aldachildocommune of Puqueldón, on Lemuy IslandChiloé Archipelago, southern Chile.

The Church of Aldachildo was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1999 and is one of the 16 Churches of Chiloé that were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 30 November 2000.

The patron saint of the church is Jesus of Nazareth, also the patron saint of the Church of Caguach, whose feast day is celebrated on August 30 and also on the third Sunday of January.

The Church of Aldachildo was completed at the end of the 19th century and has not been subject to reparations or replacement of materials. It is currently in good condition although there has been some deterioration of the exterior and nave panels.
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2. Church of Chacao

3. Church of Nercon

4. The Church of Tenaún or Church of Our Lady of Patrocinio (Patronage) - SpanishIglesia de Tenaún, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio - is a Catholic church located in the town of Tenaúncommune of Dalcahue on the Chiloé ArchipelagoLos Lagos Region, southern Chile.


The Church of Tenaún was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1999 and is one of the 16 Churches of Chiloé that were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 30 November 2000.
“Tenaún” means “three peaks” in the native language of the area, and it is believed that the church’s three pillars symbolize this. The patron saint of the Church of Tenaún is Our Lady of Patrocinio, whose feast day is celebrated on January 30.
This church leads the parish of Patrocinio San José, Tenaún, one of the 24 parishes that form the Diocese of Ancud.

5. The Church of Vilupulli - SpanishIglesia de Vilupulli - is a Catholic church located in the town of Vilupullicommune of Chonchi, on the Chiloé ArchipelagoLos Lagos Region, southern Chile.
The Church of Vilupulli was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1971 and is one of the 16 Churches of Chiloé that were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 30 November 2000.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the patron saint of the church of Vilupulli is St Anthony - also the patron saint of the Church of Colo - whose feast day is celebrated on June 13.
This church belongs to the parish of San Carlos, Chonchi, one of the 24 parishes that form the Diocese of Ancud.

6. The Church of St Mary, Rilán or simply Church of Rilán - SpanishIglesia de Santa María, Rilán - is a Catholic church located in the town of Riláncommune of Castro, on the Chiloé Archipelago, southern Chile.
The Church of Rilán was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1971 and is one of the 16 Churches of Chiloé that were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 30 November 2000.
The patron saint of the Church of St Mary, Rilán is Our Lady of Lourdes, whose feast day is celebrated on February 11.
This church leads one of the 24 parishes that form the Diocese of Ancud.
7. Church of Castro
8. Church of Llau Llau

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 2000





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1 comment:

betkap said...

Wow! I dont have a card with Chile:)