Top Choice Church in Castro

Iglesia San Francisco de Castro

Italian Eduardo Provasoli chose a marriage of neo-Gothic and classical architecture in his design for the elaborate Iglesia San Francisco, one of Chiloé's Unesco gems and finished in 1912 to replace an earlier churc…
Church in Castro

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Gracia de Nercón

Just 4km south of Castro is another of Chiloe's Unesco-recognized churches, restored in 2012. Built from cypress and larch wood between 1887 and 1888, its prominent 25m tower can be viewed from Ruta 5. Of note in th…
Market in Castro

Feria Alcalde José Sandoval Gomez

Castro's well-conceived fresh market, new in 2016, is located a bit off the beaten path but is worth a trip for its colorful architecture and wide range of island treats (fresh cheeses, local potatoes, fish etc) arr…
Viewpoint in Castro

Puente Gamboa Mirador

The east side of the bridge into town offers the best viewpoint for Palofitos Gamboa.
Museum in Castro

Museo Regional de Castro

This museum, half a block south from Plaza de Armas, houses a well-organized collection of Huilliche relics, musical instruments, traditional farm implements, Chilote wooden boat models, and exhibits on the evolutio…