Church of Aldachildo

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Church of Aldachildo
UNESCO World Heritage Site
AldachildoIglesia2.jpg
LocationAldachildo, Puqueldón, Lemuy Island, Chiloé Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Part ofChurches of Chiloé
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Reference971-006
Inscription2000 (24th session)
Area4.16 ha (10.3 acres)
Coordinates42°35′02″S 73°36′44″W / 42.5838°S 73.6121°W / -42.5838; -73.6121Coordinates: 42°35′02″S 73°36′44″W / 42.5838°S 73.6121°W / -42.5838; -73.6121
Church of Aldachildo is located in Chiloé
Church of Aldachildo
Location of Church of Aldachildo in Chiloé
Church of Aldachildo is located in Los Lagos
Church of Aldachildo
Church of Aldachildo (Los Lagos)
Church of Aldachildo is located in Chile
Church of Aldachildo
Church of Aldachildo (Chile)

The Church of Aldachildo or Church of Jesus of NazarethSpanish: Iglesia de Aldachildo; Iglesia de Jesús Nazareno— is a Catholic church located in the town of Aldachildo, commune of Puqueldón, on Lemuy Island, Chiloé Archipelago, southern Chile.

The Church of Aldachildo was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1999[1] and is one of the 16 Churches of Chiloé that were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 30 November 2000.[2]

The patron saint of the church is Jesus of Nazareth, also the patron saint of the Church of Caguach, whose feast day is celebrated on August 30 and also on the third Sunday of January.[3]

The Church of Aldachildo was completed at the end of the 19th century and has not been subject to reparations or replacement of materials. It is currently in good condition although there has been some deterioration of the exterior and nave panels.[4]

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  1. ^ Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ World Heritage Committee Inscribes 61 New Sites on World Heritage List. whc.unesco.org. November 30, 2000. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ Iglesias tradicionales de Chiloé. Monumentos.cl. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. ^ Iglesias tradicionales de Chiloé. Monumentos.cl. Retrieved 15 January 2013.