Beyond their attractiveness, the colorful palafittes offer islanders a cozy home near the shore, safe and free of humidity, quite appropriate for those whose life revolves around the sea.
Not only Castro, but Ancud, Quemchi and Chonchi, amongst other ports, adopted this way of using the coast during the commercial expansion of the XIXth century.
To have a good sight of this picturesque hamlet, visitors should walk along Blanco Street up to the seafront and the port and head for the coastline in Pedro Montt and Aguirre Cerda Streets, where the palafittes are located. A clear expression of sea architecture.
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