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Castro Walking Tour



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Join this walking tour of Castro and see Plaza de Armas and the Neo-Gothic Church of San Francisco.
  • See the striking wooden Church of San Francisco 

  • Shop for souvenirs at the local craft market 

  • Learn about the history of Castro and the evolution of Chiloé's towns 

Exploring Castro  

Your tour begins with a short walk from the pier to Plaza de Armas. Here you’ll find the Neo-Gothic Church of San Francisco, the city’s main Catholic church. This striking wooden church with a vibrant yellow façade contrasts with the island's typical style and is a UNESCO-listed site. We’ll then continue to the Plazoleta de Gamboa to enjoy the panoramic views of the local palafitos, or stilt houses. 

A walk downhill brings us to the rich handicraft market where you can shop and admire the local artisanal work before your tour ends back at the pier. 

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: It is recommendable to wear layered clothing, a windbreaker, rain jacket and good walking shoes. Rain showers are common and unpredictable. 

  • Walking information: Walking tour over steep paved sidewalks.

  • Wheelchair accessible: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with walking difficulties.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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