Castro is the most picturesque city in the archipelago. Its various attractions, from its palafittes to the handicrafts market, are worth visiting.
Touring its streets, discovering its typical architecture, watching the movement at the port and chatting with its people let visitors understand why Castro is one of the favorite cities at Chiloé. There are certain inevitable spots and outings for visitors to manage a better knowledge and understanding of the identity of this people.
The Regional Museum, located on Esmeralda Street, displays a complete historical collection and represents a relevant cultural space. Created in 1967 as a result of the effort made by local institutions, this museum has permitted the rescue of the island's collective memory, shared with visitors today.
The same street leads to Saint Francis' Church. Declared World National Heritage and Monument, the beauty of this temple built in 1910 stands out from the rest of the churches in Chiloé. After beholding it, visitors may go down San Martín Street up to Sotomayor heading for the seafront.
See more points of interest in Castro
Level of Difficulty: Low
Duration: Half a day
Contact: Municipalidad de Castro
Blanco 273 (5700000) Castro, X Región, Chile
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