Iglesia San Francisco de Castro
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Museo Regional de Castro
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Iglesia San Francisco de Castro information
Italian Eduardo Provasoli chose a marriage of neo-Gothic and classical architecture in his design for the elaborate Iglesia San Francisco, finished in 1912 to replace an earlier church that burned down (which had replaced an even earlier church that had burned down). One of Chiloé's Unesco gems, the church once assaulted the vision with its exterior paint job – salmon with violet trim – but it's in bad need of a touch up these days, colored a more faded marigold with unripe eggplant trim. Inside, the varnished-wood interior is stunning. It is best to visit on a sunny day – if you are lucky enough – as the interior is more charming illuminated by the rows of stained-glass windows.