Castro and its churches

Excursion

Free

Duration

2h

Season

Available all year

Min. number

10 travellers

Booking code

INCL-WCA2


A walking tour of Castro starting at the pier and including Plaza de Armas, the Neo-Gothic wooden church of San Francisco, entrance to the Museo Regional, and some shopping time at the handicraft market.
  • See the different churches of Castro

  • Visit the Regional Museum

  • Shop for souvenirs at the handicraft market

  • Learn about the history of Castro


Walk from pier to Plaza de Armas for a short visit and proceed to San Francisco church, the main Catholic church of Chiloé’s capital and rather than the typical style of the other churches of the island, it is Neo-Gothic style. The church was built by carpenters from Chiloé under supervision from Salvador Sierpe.  A few minutes later walk to the Regional Museum which houses a well-organized collection of Huilliche relics, musical instruments, traditional farm implements and Chilota wooden boat models, and exhibits on the evolution of Chiloé's towns.  

Continue downhill to the rich handicraft market to shop and admire the local artisanal work before continuing to the pier.

Practical information

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: It is recommendable to wear layered clothing, a windbreaker, rain jacket and good walking shoes. Rain showers are common and unpredictable. 

  • Walking information: Walking tour over paved sidewalks.

  • Wheelchair accessible: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with walking difficulties.