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Chiloe Sights

Museo Regional de Castro

  • Esmeralda 205 Map It
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This museum, just off the Plaza de Armas, gives the best (Spanish-only) introduction to the region's history and culture. Packed into a fairly small space are artifacts from the Huilliche era (primarily rudimentary farming and fishing implements) through the 19th century (looms, spinning wheels, and plows). One exhibit displays the history of the archipelago's wooden churches; another shows black-and-white photographs of the damage caused by the 1960 earthquake that rocked

southern Chile. The museum has a collection of quotations about Chiloé culture by outsiders. "The Chilote talks little, but thinks a lot. He is rarely spontaneous with outsiders, and even with his own countrymen he isn't too communicative," wrote one ethnographer. The portrait is dated, of course, but even today, residents have been compared with the stereotypical taciturn New Englander.

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Esmeralda 205, Castro, Chile

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Jan. and Feb., Mon.–Sat. 9:30– 7, Sun. 10:30–1; Mar.–Dec., weekdays 9:30–1 and 3–6:30, Sat. 9:30–1


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