The island Chiloé in Chile is 215 km long and 80 km wide. There are no high mountains along the Panamericana but wood, meadows and livestock farming. On the beaches of the Pacific with its partly raw beauty you can go on lovely hikes. The most beautiful examples of architecture on the island are the Jesuit wooden chapels. The Jesuit have envangelised Chiloe since the 18th century. Numerous small chapels are witnesses from that period, the island has been named “Land of Chapels”.Since 1982 Castro is the capital of Chiloe. Built in 1567, it is one of the oldest cities in Chile, unfortunately there are no constructional remains from that time. The “palafitos” are residential houses built on stilt; they are in the south along the street leading to Castro. Stilt construction in Castro – palafitos = residential houses built on stilt. They belong to the city’s landmarks. Since 1982 Castro is the capital of Chiloe. It is one the oldest cities in Chile.near Chiloé – Chile – Pacific Coast Men primarily live on the gifts of the sea: fishing, mussels and tang.Mussels and algae are an important branch of trade in Chiloé - ChileFounded in the year 1991, the Chilean non-governmental organisation of public utility is devoted to nature conservation. Its core activity is the protection of a mixed colony of Humboldt- and Magellan-Penguins and its attendance.
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