Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in La Serena, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 1.9 km
Ascend 15 m
Descend 4 m

Explore La Serena in Chile with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in La SerenaIndividual Sights in La Serena

Sight 1: 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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Sight 2: Faro de 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)

1065 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

320 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

22 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Braulio Arenas

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Braulio Arenas

Braulio Arenas was a Chilean poet and writer, founder of the surrealist Mandrágora group.

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Sight 6: Domingo Sarmiento

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Domingo Sarmiento

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and 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)

80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Fernando Binvignat

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Fernando Binvignat Marín was a Chilean Spanish teacher and poet, recognized with the Regional Prize for Literature in 1975.

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19 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Victor Domingo Silva

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Victor Domingo Silva

Víctor Domingo Silva Endeiza was a Chilean poet, journalist, playwright and writer. He was of Basque descent by mother's side.

Wikipedia: Víctor Domingo Silva (EN)

71 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: María Isabel Peralta

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María Isabel Peralta

María Isabel Peralta was a Chilean poet.

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27 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: 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.

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Sight 11: Carlos Mondaca

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Carlos R. Mondaca Cortés was a Chilean professor and poet. He served as Rector of the National General Institute José Miguel Carrera between 1926 and 1928.

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29 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: Manuel Magallanes Moure

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Manuel Magallanes Moure

Manuel Magallanes Moure was a Chilean romantic poet, playwright and journalist.

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20 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 13: Gabriela Mistral

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Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator, and Catholic. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order or Third Franciscan order. 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)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: 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 route of entry to it. His name comes from the Spanish captain Francisco de Aguirre, who refounded the city in 1549.

Wikipedia: Avenida Francisco de Aguirre (ES)


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