Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción

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Federico Errázuriz 227, Chiloe, Chile
Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción  - Model of typical church tower, Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción
Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción  - Exterior of the church that houses the main museum exhibits
Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción  - Various bits of old churches, Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción
Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción  - Stained glass window, Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción
Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción  - Wooden statue of a saint, Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción

Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción Chiloe Reviews

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A must for those interested in Chiloe's churches Nov 04, 2016
Our other main stop in Ancud was at this fascinating museum in former convent, the 1875 Convento Inmaculada Concepción. It is dedicated to the island's 16 UNESCO listed wooden churches and has wooden scale models of them all. These show the intricate woodwork in some detail, enabling you to appreciate the workmanship that went into their construction. There are also a number of artefacts taken from the churches for restoration or preservation – wooden statues, panels, window frames and other details. Signage is unfortunately only in Spanish (as is the information on the website I’ve linked below) but there are diagrams that help to explain some of the restoration processes. In a room to one side we saw some carpenters who were working on a few of these pieces, but unfortunately they appeared to be on their lunch break at the time we popped in, as they were sitting around talking rather than engaged on any work!

There is also a café here and a gift shop selling books about the island and its churches and what looked like (at a brief glance) good quality woollen items (jumpers, scarves etc.) and other hand-crafted souvenirs. Admission is by a suggested donation of 500 pesos (Novemeber 2016 price). I believe the museum is open daily – 10.00-19.00 December-February and 10.00-18.00 the rest of the year.
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