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    Castro's Church

    by Aquamantos Written Jun 22, 2003

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    Castro's Cathedral, Chile

    The former temple was destroyed by a fire in 1902; the present church was finished in 1912. The work has some diferences and some simiralities with the tradition in Chiloé. Its desing belongs to the Italian architect Eduardo Provasoli. He mixes a Neo-Gotic with a clasic desing that goes together with a local costuction tradition.

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    Dalcahue

    by Aquamantos Written Jun 22, 2003

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    Dalcahue's Church, Chile

    Dalcahue is located 20 km to the North of Castro. It's famous for it's Sunday Market, and also because of it's wonderful wooden church, which was built by the end of XIX century in the same place where it stood the chapel of Jesuits' missions. The location of this church is, like other ones, very strategic since it is facing the channel that divides Isla Grande from Quinchao island, with an excellent view. As well as many other churches in Chiloé, this is covered with tiles of alerce (native wood), wich have got a silver color as time has passed by. It outstands because of its deep entrance door, that consists of nine archs

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    Island Lemui

    by elsadran Updated Sep 20, 2007

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    An island of green fields with cows and sheep grazing ! A serene picture that works as a time-forgetting cure..
    Dinner included lamb on the spit in a warm wooden restaurant accompanied by other typical Chilean tit bits. Delicious !!
    Houses are all made of wood each one having its own shape and colours.
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    Isla Quinchao

    by elsadran Updated Sep 20, 2007

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    Quinchao
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    Quinchao is also an archipelago that consists of 10 islands with Achao, the capital, as the civil center of the communities. There are hills and levees so there is a lot of high points with panoramic views. Very old churches are proudly standing up with their unique style.
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    National Park-Cucoa beach

    by elsadran Updated Sep 20, 2007

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    The wonderful Park of Chiloe is a must-see place. Especially Cucoa beach is a natural gift. Millions of shells are scattered on the sand. The perfect decoration ! There are a lot of possible walks around as there are forests and rivers to complete the picture !!!
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    Castro

    by elsadran Updated Sep 22, 2007

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    Chiloe ..means
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    Castro is a very charming city as it's climbing on the gentle hills and spreading along the beautiful coastline. Being in a way separated from the rest of Chile, Chiloe has maintained its local flavour. Walking in the streets is very pleasant. There are houses of Spanish architecture matching harmoniously with the typical "palafitos" (houses on stilts). Food is good and there are many tours taking you all around Castro and to other islands. The beautiful church of Castro is the dominating feature in the central square. There are a lot of stalls in the open markets selling local products very cheaply.
    In Local Festivals their love for local food is expressed with huge quantities of "Curanto" accompanied by their original chilean music.

    It's connected to the land and Puerto Montt in the North by ferry boats from Ancud. There are boats going to Chaiten (nine hours) on the other side from Castro and others from Quellon to Chaiten or Puerto Chacabuko.

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    Castro : 1 Iglesia de - San Francisco - Church 1

    by elpariente Updated Mar 30, 2007

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    Las iglesias de Chiloe están declaradas Patrimonio de la Humanidad y pertenecen a la Escuela Chilota de Arquitectura Religiosa . Originalmente se hacían sólo de madera y se utilizaban cuñase y pasadores en vez de clavos pues el hierro era muy escaso , se cuenta que una de las primeras iglesias que se construyó utilizando clavos la incendiaron para poder quedarse con ellos
    Los Jesuitas estuvieron 160 años en Chiloe , hasta que fueron expulsados y los sustituyeron los Franciscanos . Organizaron la Misión Circulante que consistía que al empezar la primavera , el 17 de septiembre , salían dos misioneros en barca de remos a recorrer todas las iglesias de la isla , hasta el comienzo del invierno . Con un programa preestablecido para tres días en cada una , daban sermones , decían Misa , bautizaban , casaban y confesaban a la gente
    The Chiloe Churches are considered Human Heritage and they are of the Religious Architecture of the Chilota School . Originally they were built only with wood and they used wedges and pins instead of iron nails because the iron it was very limited , they say that one of the first churches built with nails it was burnt in order to get them
    The Jesuits were more than 160 years in Chiloe , up to their expulsion , that they were substituted by the Franciscans .They organized the "Circulating Mission " that at the beginning of the spring , 17th of September , two missioners started a row boat round trip around the island , visiting all the churches up to the start of the winter
    With a reestablished program for three days , on each church , day said Sermons , The Mass , and Christening , Marrying and Confessing to the people

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    Curaco de Velez : Iglesia - Church

    by elpariente Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Curaco de Velez quiere decir " agua sobre piedras".
    En febrero de 1971 un incendio destruyó la antigua iglesia que era Monumento Nacional . En su lugar se levantó esta nueva construcción
    Curaco de Velez means "water over the stones"
    On February 1971 a big fire destroyed the old Church that was a National Monument . In the same place a new building was done

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    Castro : Palafitos

    by elpariente Updated Mar 30, 2007

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    Con el fin de aprovechar al máximo las orillas del mar , en el siglo XIX se construyeron las casas sobre pilares encima del agua
    Las hubo en toda la isla , pero ahora sólo quedan en Castro . Están pintadas de colores brillantes y el reflejo sobre las aguas hace una vista muy interesante
    In order to get the most of the river banks , on the XIX century they built the houses on pillars above the water
    There were in all the island , but now there are only in Castro . They are painted with brilliant colours and the reflexion on the water makes a very interesting view

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    Castro : Mercado - Market

    by elpariente Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    El mercado no iba a ser menos y también está hecho todo de madera
    Tiene mucho colorido y puedes ver frutas , verduras , pescados , flores y a nosotros nos llamó mucho la atención los cochayuyos ( un alga ) y los choros (mejillones )que los venden secos y en tiras , que parece un collar o bien trenzados
    The market is not different , it is made also in wood
    It is colorful and you may see fruits , vegetables , fish , flowers and for us it was very special to see the "cochayuyos"( a see weed ) and the choros ( mussels ) that they sell dry in a string like a necklace or plaited

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    Dalcahue : Iglesia / Church

    by elpariente Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Dedicada a la Virgen Nuestra Señora. De los Dolores , esta revestida por el exterior con tejuela de alerce , que con el paso del tiempo se les ha quedado un tinte platinado.
    Se destaca por su pórtico , con nueve arcos , seis en punta , dos remontados y el central de medio punto
    Dedicated to the Virgin Nuestra Señora de los Dolores , it is covered covered with (tejuelas )tiles of alerce (native wood), which have got a silver color as time has passed by.
    It outstands because of its porch , that consists of nine arches , six of them lancet , two segmental and one round arch.

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    Castro : Iglesia de - San Francisco - Church

    by elpariente Updated Mar 30, 2007

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    Las iglesias de Chiloe están declaradas Patrimoio de la Humanidad y pertenecen a la Escuela Chilota de Arquitectura Religiosa . Originalmente se hacían sólo de madera y se utilizaban cuñasen vez de clavos pues el hierro era muy escaso , se cuenta que una de las primeras iglesias que se construyó utilizando clavos la incendiaron para poder quedarse con ellos
    Los Jesuitas estuvieron 160 años en chiloe , hasta que fueron expulsados y los susttituyeron loa Franciscanos
    Organizaron la Misión Circulante que consistía que al empezar la primavera , el 19 de septiembre ,

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    Castro : 2 Iglesia de - San Francisco - Church 2

    by elpariente Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Originalmente el conjunto estaba formado por la iglesia y la esplanada , cuando la iglesia estaba aislada y ésta se convirtió en la plaza que actualmente tienen
    Posteriormente se les añadió un cementerio y la "Casemita" o casa ermita destinada al misionero de paso
    Las iglesias tienen en el frente un atrio cubierto y encima están el coro y la torre ,
    en el interior está dividida en tres naves , la central con cielo abovedado y las laterales con techos planos
    Los pilares son troncos enteros que están cubiertos de tablas
    El fuego es el mayor enemigo de estas iglesias
    Initially the complex had the church and an esplanade , when the church was isolated , and it became the the "plaza" that actually they have .
    latter on they added the cemetery and the "Casemita" , house-chapel , for the missioner on his way
    The churches have a covered atrium in the front and in the top of it is the chorus and the tower , inside it is is divided in three bays , the central has a vaulted sky and the two laterals have flat ceilings

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    Achao : Iglesia 2 - Church 2

    by elpariente Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Aquí incluyo algunos detalles de la iglesia de Ancud : el púlpito , los suelos , el artesonado , las tejuelas de la fachada
    Here I am including some details of the Ancud Church : the pulpit , the floor , the ceilings , the facade tiles

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    Achao : Iglesia - Church

    by elpariente Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Achao significa : Playa arenosa
    La Iglesia deSanta María de Loreto en Achao es la más antigua de las iglesias chilotas que permanecen en pie y es la única que fue construida por los Jesuitas que realizaban las Misiones Circulares .
    Las columnas son salomónicas y se aplican motivos vegetales, propios del barroco. En el retablo la pintura imita un cortinaje.
    Las piezas del suelo encajan unas con otras, no tiene clavos y los pilares son troncos enteros recubiertos de tablas
    Achao means : Sandy beach
    Santa Maria de de Loreto Church in Achao is the oldest in Chiloe that remains of those built by the Jesuits that did The Circular Missions
    The columns are "Solomonic " and vegetable motifs are used , typical in the baroque style . In the " altar " the painting looks like curtains
    The pieces on the floor mismatch each other , they do not have nails and pillars are logs covered with planks

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