Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in La Serena, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 7.1 km
Ascend 145 m
Descend 76 m

Experience La Serena in Chile in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in La SerenaIndividual Sights in La Serena

Sight 1: Casona Alfalfares

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The Casona Alfalfares or Casona de la Hacienda Alfalfares is a manor house located in the ex-hacienda Alfalfares in the city of La Serena.

Wikipedia: Casona de Alfalfares (ES)

1068 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 2: Iglesia San Agustín

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Iglesia San AgustínM M from Switzerland / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Church of St Augustine is a Catholic church located in La Serena, Chile.

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

272 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

360 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: 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 5: 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, 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)

564 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: 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 7: 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)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 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 in the city of La Serena and pays tribute to the hometown of the former president of Chile, Gabriel González Videla and also shows permanent exhibitions, including works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.

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

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Parque Jardín del Corazón

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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 it 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)

769 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 12: 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 13: 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

827 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 14: Museo Mineralógico

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The Ignacio Domeyko Mineralogical Museum is a Chilean museum located in the city of La Serena that exhibits a collection of gems, minerals, stones, and rocks. It is named after the mineralogist Ignacio Domeyko and depends on the department of mining engineering of the University of La Serena.

Wikipedia: Museo Mineralógico Ignacio Domeyko (ES)

1946 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 15: 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. is ideal to enjoy with the family, located between Colina del Pino and Avenida 18 de Septiembre in La Serena. It is currently a place of green areas with children's games, barbecues and trails for recreational walks. It had a medialuna where Qualifiers of the National Rodeo Championship and rodeos were held.

Wikipedia: Parque Coll (ES)


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