Detailed Information about Whales in Patagonia

Vilupulli Church

Text: Mónica Pons

Southern Right Whale

It is located in the district bearing the same name, on Isla Grande, right opposite the coast on a wild looking hill.

As far as its age is concerned, records give evidence of a small chapel in the early seventeenth century, ratified by later oral accounts that assure the work was paid with food. Its present location dates from the nineteenth century. Its tall slender tower stands out.

Its patron is Saint Anthony and its feast is on June 13.