Church of Vilupulli

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Church of Vilupulli
Iglesia de Vilupulli
Iglesia de Vilupulli.jpg
Front of the church
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Chonchi, Chile Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 42°35′35″S 73°47′18″W / 42.5931°S 73.7882°W / -42.5931; -73.7882
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iii) Edit this on Wikidata
Reference 971-009
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)
Church of Vilupulli is located in Chile
Church of Vilupulli
Location of Church of Vilupulli

The Church of VilupulliSpanish: Iglesia de Vilupulli— is a Catholic church located in the town of Vilupulli, commune of Chonchi, on the Chiloé Archipelago, Los Lagos Region, southern Chile.

The Church of Vilupulli was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1971[1] and is one of the 16 Churches of Chiloé that were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 30 November 2000.[2]

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the patron saint of the church of Vilupulli is St Anthony – also the patron saint of the Church of Colo – whose feast day is celebrated on June 13.[3]

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

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  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.