A Company

Castro and its churches

Excursion

Free

Duration
2h30
Season
Available all year
Min. number
0 travellers
Booking code
INCL-WCA2

A Castro walking tour includes Plaza de Armas and the neo-Gothic wooden Church of San Francisco.
  • See the wooden Church of San Francisco

  • Shop for souvenirs at the craft market

  • Learn about the history of Castro and the evolution of Chiloé's towns


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 Plazoleta de Gamboa for a panoramic view of the local palafitos.

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

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 steep paved sidewalks.

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

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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