San Francisco of Chiu Chiu's Church

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The San Francisco of Chiu Chiu's Church is a church located in the main plaza of the town of Chiu Chiu in the Atacama Desert.  It was built in 1675, and is located about 30 km from the city of Calama.  The church is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in Chile, largely because its ceiling is built from cactus wood.

Photo: courtesy of Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales.

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