The Churches of Chiloé are churches that were established by the Jesuit Peripatetic Mission in Chile from the 17th to the 18th centuries. They stand today as an outstanding form of ecclesiastical architecture in this part of Latin America. From these churches, we can see how European culture is merged with indigenous material to fit into the landscape and the environment, while at the same time upholding the spiritual values of the communities.
The Churches of Chiloé were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Cairns, Australia, from 27 November to 2 December, 2000.
Photos of Churches of Chiloé
Iglesia Chiloe, Chile
Author: roberto herrera (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
Iglesia de Ichuac, Chiloe, Chile
Author: Constanza Andrade Lugar (public domain)
Iglesia en Chacao, Chiloe, Chile
Author: Jorge Morales Piderit (public domain)
Iglesia de Castro, Chiloe, Chile
Author: Guglielmo Celata (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
Iglesia de Nercón, Chiloe, Chile
Author: Lin Iinao (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: S 42 30 0 W 73 46 0 in the municipalities of Castro, Chonchi, Dalcahue, Puqueldón, Quemchi and Quinchao, all in Chiloé Province, Chile.
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III
Location Map of Chiloé
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