The Stone Church (Iglesia de Piedra) of Cobquecura is not only an important tourist attraction but also part of a sanctuary of great biological riches. If we fly over the area to ask ourselves about its resilience, how close can we get to it without altering it?
Located in the Biobío Region, approximately five kilometers from the city of Cobquecura, the Stone Church corresponds to a small island of 250 hectares declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1992.
The Sanctuary includes islets, a colony of sea lions, and the stone church. This latter owes its name to the great vault in the center of the rock formation that resembles a cathedral. The sector is important partly because it is the habitat for various species of algae and coastal fauna, among which are the sea lions, and this habitat designation has helped to conserve the zone’s biological diversity.