Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in La Serena, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 3.8 km
Ascend 44 m
Descend 30 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: 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)

1249 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Parque Jardín del Corazón

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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 from that country. Built on a 26,000-square-meter site, 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)

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Francisco de Aguirre

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Francisco de Aguirre was a Spanish conquistador who participated in the conquest of Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Wikipedia: Francisco de Aguirre (conquistador) (EN)

403 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Iglesia de San Francisco

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The Iglesia de San Francisco is a Catholic church located in La Serena, Chile. It was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1977.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Francisco (La Serena) (EN)

240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: 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

435 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Iglesia La Merced

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The Church of La Merced, "Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes" or "El Sagrario". It is a church in the city of La Serena.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de la Merced (La Serena) (ES)

228 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

35 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Plaza de Armas

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The Plaza de Armas de La Serena is the main square of the city of La Serena, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile.

Wikipedia: Plaza de Armas de La Serena (ES)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Casa Herreros

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Casa Herreros is a typical neoclassical style house located in the city of La Serena, in the Coquimbo Region, in Chile.

Wikipedia: Casa Herreros (ES)

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Iglesia Santa Inés

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The Church of Santa Inés is an old 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, through Decree No. 933, of November 24, 1977, and since 2010 it houses a cultural center dedicated to religious heritage.

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


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