Patagonia, Friday, October 21, 2016

Churches of Chiloé

Ichuac Church
Text: Mónica Pons - Photos: Eduardo Epifanio
Located in the town bearing the same name on Lemuy Island, the present church was built by the community and inaugurated in 1880, though some records give proof that a chapel existed in 1735. It has a portico supported by three pillars ending in lancet arches. The outstanding detail on the façade is the presence of a painted clock striking 3pm.

It is believed that it commemorates Christ's time of death and the earthquake of 1960. Its inside walls are painted white and its ceiling is made of wood which displays its natural color. It has been subject to refurbishing works in charge of Fundación Amigos de las Iglesias de Chiloé. It is known as Mary's Birth Church and its patron is Virgin of Candelaria, whose feast is held on February 2.

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