The Church of St. Etienne at Marin was built in 1766 in stone. It differs from other churches on the island with its bell tower located next to the building. Its architecture is "Jesuit" style. The interior of the church is just as surprising as the outside. The frame reminds the hull of a boat overturned.
In the choir is a magnificent white marble altar which according to legend, was for the Cathedral of Lima, but the boat would have made shipwreck near the coast of Marin.
It was hosted by François Cornet, a wealthy resident of the city with a legacy of 6,000 books in 1769.
He had already offered the church the statue of the Virgin, the Child and Saint-Etienne.