Top Sites Chile – Chiloé Island

Top Sites Chile

Chiloé Island

Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago off the coast of Chile, in the Pacific Ocean.

Location

Highlights

Wooden Churches

The wooden churches of Chiloe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are a unique architectural phenomenon in the Americas. Unlike classical Spanish colonial architecture, the churches of Chiloé are made entirely in native timber with extensive use of wood shingles. The churches were built from materials to resist the Chiloé Archipelago’s humid and rainy oceanic climate.

 

Castro, Chile

Castro is famous for its palafitos, traditional wooden stilt houses which were common in many places in Chiloé. Some of them are preserved in the town district Gamboa in the west of the town in a bay called Fiordo de Castro.

 

Sunsets

Sunset Explosion over the beaches in Chiloe Island

Time Lapse of the ferry to Chiloe Island

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