About Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Copiapó
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The Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario) Also Copiapó Cathedral Is the catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Copiapó in Chile. It is the largest temple in the city, and is located on the west side of Plaza Prat, at the intersection of Chacabuco and O'Higgins streets.
Before the present cathedral there existed in the same place a small parish was built between 1748 and 1750, that in 1766 opened its doors. This temple was completely destroyed in the earthquake of Copiapo of 1796 the 30 of March, reason why during 55 years the Chapel of the Jesuits assumed the ecclesiastical functions.