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Copiapo Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This red-and-white candy cane of a church was built in 1872, and although it looks as if it's made of cement, it's actually constructed of Oregon pine. The adjacent Plaza Godoy has a statue of wood-cutter Juan Godoy, who accidentally discovered huge silver deposits in nearby Chañarcillo in 1832, prompting thousands of people to move to the region to ignite the great silver boom of the day.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Juan Godoy 65
Copiapó, Atacama  1530640, Chile

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