Catedral de Chillan, Chillan

#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Biobio Region
Church · Tourist Spot
Survey the idiosyncratic architecture of Catedral de Chillan, a cathedral built in the mid 19th century as a tribute to the almost 6,000 lives lost in the massive 1939 earthquake that devastated the city of Chillán. The 11 parabolic arcs that adorn the structure act as thoroughly modernist, emblematic, and striking features of the church, built to represent prayer and interwoven hands. Head inside to see how natural light seeps in throughout the length of the church. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chillan fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Even if you are not a fan of modern architecture, this modern cathedral is very beautiful. It is sad the cathedral that it replaced, which was destroyed by the 1930 earthquake was spectacular and...  more »
  • This church has a wonderful design to it. It's quite marvellous when the sun is shining through since it pulls your sight to the front of the church where the cross of Jesus Christ is. It's also a...  more »
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