Churches of Chiloé, Patagonia, Chile
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Chelín Church

Chelín Church

Esta en la Isla Chelín y en el poblado homónimo, habiendo sido aparentemente construida alla por el año 1735 acorde las memorias de los padres jesuitas, quienes refieren sobre esta población como "pueblo de indios con capilla" .
La actual iglesia data de 1888 con acabadas terminaciones neoclásicas, está próxima al embarcadero y fue restaurada en 1990.

Chelín Church

 

In 1734, and according to the registration of the jesuits'missions in Chiloé, there was a total of 145 in habitants in Chelín. This church corresponded to the visit number seventeen, made by the Jesuits. The place was known as "pueblos de indios, con capilla" (chapel of indians'village). The present church dates aproximately from 1888 and is worthy because of its architectural qualities and its fine neoclasic finishings. It is located at meters from the quay. It was restored in 1990 and now is in good preservation conditions.


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