Church of Colo

The Church of ColoSpanish: Iglesia de Colo— is a Catholic church located in the town of Colo, Quemchi commune, on the Chiloé Archipelago, southern Chile.

Church of Colo
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationColo, Quemchi, Chiloé Island, Chiloé Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Part ofChurches of Chiloé
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Reference971-012
Inscription2000 (24th Session)
Area0.5 ha (1.2 acres)
Coordinates42°15′00″S 73°21′58″W / 42.2501°S 73.3661°W / -42.2501; -73.3661Coordinates: 42°15′00″S 73°21′58″W / 42.2501°S 73.3661°W / -42.2501; -73.3661
Church of Colo is located in Chiloé
Church of Colo
Location of Church of Colo in Chiloé
Church of Colo is located in Los Lagos
Church of Colo
Church of Colo (Los Lagos)
Church of Colo is located in Chile
Church of Colo
Church of Colo (Chile)

The Church of Colo 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 church was built from wood around 1890 and remains in good condition. Its patron saint is St Anthony, also the patron saint of the Church of Vilupulli, whose feast day is celebrated on June 13.[3]

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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 6 February 2013..