"Chile: The Churches of Chiloe" South America Things to Do Tip by tini58de

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  Church of Chiloe
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The Churches of Chiloe 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 enriched by the Franciscans during the 19th century and still prevailing today. These churches embody the intangible richness of the Chiloe Archipelago, and bear witness to a successful fusion of indigenous and European culture, the full integration of its architecture in the landscape and environment, as well as to the spiritual values of the communities.

Website: http://whc.unesco.org/sites/971.htm

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  • Updated Dec 7, 2003
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