Churches of Chiloé, Patagonia, Chile
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Achao Church

Achao Church
Esta Iglesia es una de las más antiguas de la Isla. Su nave se construyó en 1740 y la torre y fachada fue modificada en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX.

Es barroca en su generalidad, destacándose la bóveda central seccionada en cinco canales con casquetes y el fantástico retablo de madera ubicado detrás del altar, obra que realizara el misionero franciscano Alfonso Reyna.

El acceso a la capilla está sobre una explanada a dos cuadras del mar, y orientada hacia el mismo.
Achao Church
The Church of Achao is the oldest church still standig in Chiloé. It was built by 1740, the facade tower was later remodeled (by the mid of XIX century), resembling the Church of Quinchao.

Barroque Styled with an outstanding central dome divided in 5 parts with a wooden retable located behind the altar, and whose author was the Franciscan missionery Alfonso Reyna.

The church stands on a terrain that was designed originally by trees, place that became the main square of town. The access is orientated into the sea, at two blocks form the seashore

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Source and Photos : Servicio Nacional de Turismo - Gobierno de Chile
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