15 Sights in La Serena, Chile (with Map and Images)
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1. Gabriela MistralBook Ticket*
Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also appears on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note.
2. Centro Histórico de La Serena
Plan Serena was a major urbanistic project in the Chilean city of La Serena which included restoring the old city, building new public schools and new buildings for several public services. The project took place between 1948 and 1952 and left La Serena with its characteristic neocolonial architecture style. The works were not restricted to La Serena but included the whole province including the port city of Coquimbo. The project took place during the presidency of Gabriel González Videla, a native of La Serena.
3. Domingo Sarmiento
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and the second President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide range of genres and topics, from journalism to autobiography, to political philosophy and history. He was a member of a group of intellectuals, known as the Generation of 1837, who had a great influence on 19th-century Argentina. He was particularly concerned with educational issues and was also an important influence on the region's literature.
4. Enrique Molina
Enrique Molina Garmendia was a Chilean educator and philosopher who promoted and aided in the development of the decentralization of education in Chile. His greatest achievement was founding the Universidad de Concepción, the third oldest university in Chile and the first to be located outside the capital Santiago. Garmendia is considered the most distinguished pedagogue of his time, as well as one of the most influential Chilean philosophers.
5. Juan Guzmán Cruchaga
Juan Guzmán Cruchaga was a Chilean poet and diplomat. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1962. Guzman Cruchaga was of Basque descent. He was the son of Juan José Guzmán and Amelia Cruchaga Aspillaga. He attended the colegio de San Ignacio from 1905, finishing his humanities subjects in 1912. In 1913 he enrolled into the Faculty of Law of Universidad de Chile, quitting during his third year there.
6. Parque Jardín del Corazón
The Parque Jardín del Corazón, also known as Parque Japonés de La Serena, is a park located in the Chilean city of La Serena that was inaugurated in 1994. Its theme is set in Japan and has various plant and animal species of that country. Built on a plot of 26 thousand square meters, it is the largest Japanese park in South America. It is a Karesansui contemplation park with a mountain and water landscape.
7. Parque Municipal Gabriel Coll Dalmau
Municipal Park gabriel coll dalmau is a park belonging to the city of Tranquility. Perfect to enjoy with family, it is located in the tranquil setting between Matsuyama and September 18th Boulevard. It is currently a green area with children's play facilities, barbecue facilities and leisure trails. There are one and a half months, national rodeo championship qualifiers and rodeo performances.
8. Iglesia Santa Inés
The Church of Santa Inés is an ancient Catholic temple located at the intersection of Diego de Almagro and Matta streets, in the city of La Serena, Chile. It was declared a national monument of Chile, in the category of historical monument, by Decree No. 933, of November 24, 1977, and since 2010 houses a cultural center dedicated to religious heritage.
9. Museo de Historia Regional
The Gabriel González Videla Historical Museum is located on the edge of the Plaza de Armas of the city of La Serena and pays homage to the hometown of the former president of Chile, Gabriel González Videla and also shows permanent exhibitions, among which works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró stand out.
Wikipedia: Museo Histórico Gabriel González Videla (ES), Website
10. Casa de Gabriela Mistral
The House of Gabriela Mistral is a real estate monument belonging to the Republic of Chile, this property belonged to the Chilean poet, diplomat, teacher and pedagogue Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, also known by the pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, who lived with her mother between 1903 and 1907.
11. Sitio Paleoindio de Asentamiento y Necrópolis El Olivar
El Olivar was a pre-Hispanic settlement and necropolis, currently one of the most important archaeological sites in Chile and South America to contain information of Molle, Animas and Diaguita cultures, in pre and post-Inca times, dating from more than 1200 years old.
12. Iglesia Santo Domingo
The Iglesia de Santo Domingo is a Catholic church at 235 Gregorio Cordovez Street, between Manuel Antonio Matta and Pedro Pablo Muñoz streets, in the historic quarter of La Serena, Chile. It was declared a National Monument of Chile on May 16, 2001.
13. Francisco de Aguirre
Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, also known as Alameda de La Serena, is an avenue in the Chilean city of La Serena, cataloged as the main entrance road to it. Its name comes from the Spanish captain Francisco de Aguirre, who refounded the city in 1549.
14. Casa de las Palmeras
Palm Tree House is a house owned by Chilean poet gabriela mistral. Located on the avenue francisco de aguirre in the commune of la serena, behind which is the regional library of gabriela mistral. It was declared a historical monument in 1990.
15. Faro Monumental La Serena
The Monumental Lighthouse of La Serena is a Chilean lighthouse located at the Avenida del Mar of La Serena. The structure is one of the most representative of the city and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.
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