Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception on San Cristobal

The Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception on San Cristóbal Hill is one of the principal places of worship for the Catholic Church of Chile, as well as being an icon of Santiago, Chile. It is notable in particular for a large statue of the Immaculate Conception, which is located at the summit of San Cristóbal Hill, some 863 meters above sea level.

The land on which the sanctuary was built was donated by the communities of the Recoleta Dominica church and the Saint Teresa Carmelites of Santiago.[4] The first stone was placed on December 8, 1904 and the shrine was officially inaugurated on April 26, 1908.[1] In 1987 it was visited by HH John Paul II.[5]Wikipedia

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