Church of Ichuac

The Church of Ichuac – Spanish: Iglesia de Ichuac – is a Catholic church in the town of Ichuac, commune of Puqueldón, on Lemuy Island, Chiloé Archipelago, southern Chile.

Church of Ichuac
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Front of the church
LocationIchuac, Puqueldón, Lemuy Island, Chiloé Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Part ofChurches of Chiloé
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Inscription2000 (24th Session)
Area6.8 ha (17 acres)
Coordinates42°36′57″S 73°43′11″W / 42.6159°S 73.7198°W / -42.6159; -73.7198Coordinates: 42°36′57″S 73°43′11″W / 42.6159°S 73.7198°W / -42.6159; -73.7198
Church of Ichuac is located in Chiloé
Church of Ichuac
Location of Church of Ichuac in Chiloé
Church of Ichuac is located in Los Lagos
Church of Ichuac
Church of Ichuac (Los Lagos)
Church of Ichuac is located in Chile
Church of Ichuac
Church of Ichuac (Chile)

The Church of Ichuac 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]

In the early 1990s, the local community in Ichuac joined together to coordinate reparations on the church and it is currently considered to be in good condition. The patron saint of the church is the Virgin of Candelaria, whose feast day is celebrated on February 2.[3]

This church belongs to the parish of San Pedro Nolasco, Puqueldón, one of the 24 parishes that form the Diocese of Ancud.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ World Heritage Committee Inscribes 61 New Sites on World Heritage List. November 30, 2000. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ Iglesias Tradicionales de Chiloé. Retrieved 6 February 2013..
  4. ^ Diócesis de San Carlos de Ancud. In Spanish. Retrieved 6 January 2013.