Church of Rilán World Heritage Site

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Church of Rilán
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationRilán, Castro, Chiloé Island, Chiloé Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Part ofChurches of Chiloé
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Reference971-004
Inscription2000 (24th session)
Area0.7 ha (1.7 acres)
Coordinates42°31′11″S 73°37′43″W / 42.5196°S 73.6286°W / -42.5196; -73.6286Coordinates: 42°31′11″S 73°37′43″W / 42.5196°S 73.6286°W / -42.5196; -73.6286
Church of Rilán is located in Chiloé
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Church of Rilán is located in Los Lagos
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Church of Rilán is located in Chile
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The Church of St Mary, Rilán or simply Church of RilánSpanish: Iglesia de Santa María, Rilán— is a Catholic church located in the town of Rilán, commune of Castro, on the Chiloé Archipelago, southern Chile.

The Church of Rilán 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]

The patron saint of the Church of St Mary, Rilán is Our Lady of Lourdes, whose feast day is celebrated on February 11.[3]

This church leads one of the 24 parishes that form the Diocese of Ancud.[4]

  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.
  4. ^ Diócesis de San Carlos de Ancud. Iglesia.cl. In Spanish. Retrieved 6 January 2013.

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