Sacred Heart Cathedral, Punta Arenas
church in Punta Arenas, Chile
Wikimedia Commons category: Catedral de Punta Arenas
English Sacred Heart Cathedral, Punta Arenas
The Sacred Heart Cathedral Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral del Sagrado Corazón) also called Punta Arenas Cathedral and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, is a religious building of the Catholic Church which has a Renaissance tower that is dedicated to the order of the Salesians. Its construction began on December 28, 1892 on the plans made by the Father of the Salesian order Juan Bernabe. It is located in the city of Punta Arenas in the region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica in the South American country of Chile.In 1584 a first temple was built, December 28, 1892 begins the construction of the new church that would mark a milestone in the area, and would use the brick. Its interior is a basilica style with three naves Romanesque and divided by Corinthian columns is 46 meters long, 18 wide and 30.60 high. The bell tower was raised in 1898, and measures 30 meters to the cross.
On February 26, 1984, it was on the outskirts of the Cathedral of Punta Arenas where General Augusto Pinochet lived one of the first protests against him. When I was ready to receive military honors in front of the town square a crowd stood on the sidewalk of the cathedral shouting slogans against the dictator.
Spanish Catedral de Punta Arenas
La Catedral de Punta Arenas, también conocida como Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús de Punta Arenas, es un edificio de estilo jónico y su torre renacentista que está consagrada a la orden de los salesianos. Su construcción comenzó el 28 de diciembre de 1892 sobre los planos realizados por el Padre de la orden Salesiana Juan Bernabé.
Source: Catedral de Punta Arenas
|Punta Arenas||104 m|
|Teatro Municipal de Punta Arenas||359 m|
|Magallanes National Reserve||6.5 km|
|Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport||18.2 km|
|Los Pingüinos Natural Monument||35.0 km|
|Strait of Magellan||36.4 km|
|Puerto del Hambre||52.4 km|
|Cape Froward||90.3 km|
|Tierra del Fuego||111.0 km|
|Cueva Fell||138.5 km|