16 Sights in La Serena, Chile (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in La Serena, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in La Serena, Chile.

Sightseeing Tours in La Serena

1. Gabriela Mistral

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Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator, and humanist. She was the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, "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 image is featured on the 5,000 Chilean peso banknote.

Wikipedia: Gabriela Mistral (EN)

2. Centro Histórico de La Serena

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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.

Wikipedia: Plan Serena (EN), Related_law

3. Domingo Sarmiento

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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.

Wikipedia: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (EN)

4. Enrique Molina

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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.

Wikipedia: Enrique Molina Garmendia (EN)

5. Juan Guzmán Cruchaga

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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.

Wikipedia: Juan Guzmán Cruchaga (EN)

6. Parque Municipal Gabriel Coll Dalmau

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The Gabriel Coll Dalmau Municipal Park is a park belonging to the Municipality of La Serena. It is ideal to enjoy as a family, located between La Pino Colina and Avenida 18 de September in La Serena. It is currently a place in green areas with children's games, griers and trails for the realization of recreational walks. He had a crescent where qualifiers of the National Rodeo and Rodeos Championship were held.

Wikipedia: Parque Coll (ES)

7. Parque Jardín del Corazón

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The Jardín del Corazón Park, also known as Japanese Park of La Serena, is a park located in the Chilean city of La Serena that was opened in 1994. Its theme is set in Japan and has various plant and animal species in that country. Built on a land 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.

Wikipedia: Parque Jardín del Corazón (ES)

8. Iglesia Santa Inés

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The Church of Santa Inés is an old Roman Catholic church 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 it has housed a cultural center dedicated to religious heritage.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Inés (La Serena) (ES)

9. Museo de Historia Regional

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The Gabriel González Videla Historical Museum is located on the edge of the Plaza de Armas of the city of La Serena and pays a tribute of the hometown of the former president of Chile, Gabriel González Videla and also shows permanent exhibitions, among which works by works of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.

Wikipedia: Museo Histórico Gabriel González Videla (ES), Website

10. Jorge Peña Hen

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Jorge Peña Hen

Jorge Washington Peña Hen was a Chilean composer and musician, founder of the first children's symphony orchestra in Latin America. Due to his militancy in the Socialist Party, he was shot by the Chilean Army during the passage of the Caravan of Death in the Coquimbo Region.

Wikipedia: Jorge Peña Hen (EN)

11. Sitio Paleoindio de Asentamiento y Necrópolis El Olivar

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El Olivar was a pre-Hispanic settlement and necropolis, currently one of the most important archaeological sites in Chile and South America as it contains information on Molle, Animas and Diaguita cultures, in pre and post-Inca times, with a date of more than 1200 years old.

Wikipedia: Sitio arqueológico El Olivar (ES)

12. Casa de las Palmeras

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The Casa de las Palmeras is the house that was owned by the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. It is located on Francisco de Aguirre Avenue in the commune of La Serena, and at the back is the Gabriela Mistral Regional Library. It was declared a Historical Monument in 1990.

Wikipedia: Casa de las Palmeras (ES)

13. Casa de Gabriela Mistral

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The House of Gabriela Mistral is a property of the Republic of Chile, which belonged to the poet, diplomat, teacher and teacher of Chilean pedagogue Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, also known by the pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, who lived with her mother between 1903 and 1907.

Wikipedia: Casa de Gabriela Mistral (ES)

14. Iglesia Santo Domingo

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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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santo Domingo (La Serena) (EN)

15. Francisco de Aguirre

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Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, also known as Alameda de La Serena, is an avenue in the Chilean city of La Serena, listed as the main entrance road to it. Its name comes from the Spanish captain Francisco de Aguirre, who refounded the city in 1549.

Wikipedia: Avenida Francisco de Aguirre (ES)

16. Faro Monumental La Serena

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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.

Wikipedia: Lighthouse of La Serena (EN)


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