Catedral de La Serena, La Serena

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Among the many churches in the city sits Catedral de La Serena, the main cathedral in the heart of the town. This colonial church bears a distinct neoclassical style and was inaugurated in the mid 19th century. Declared a national monument in 1981, pay close attention to the church's picturesque clock tower. Head inside to see the notable marble floor tiles arranged in a chess board style. Plan to visit Catedral de La Serena and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended La Serena attractions using our La Serena online travel route builder .
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  • It is a very big temple. Located in front of the hotel Francisco de Aguirre. And next to the Plaza of Arms, Serena.
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  • The Cathedral of La Serena has a beautiful façade. Inside is small but very welcoming, very nice to visit somewhere.
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  • The Church most of the time passes closed or reserved for private events from important families, which should not be knowing that everyone is entitled to have access to this
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  • Very nice.
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  • Very cute, I could not see it on the inside since it was very early to enter
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  • Beautiful architecture
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  • Very very old stone Cathedral. Mass is celebrated daily, and of course there are mass on Sundays. The side runs the Archbishopric.
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  • Excellent architecture of La Serena
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Where to stay in La Serena

La Serena provides a varied selection of sleeping options, with the area between the main bus station and the town center featuring at least one hostel on every street. Despite this abundance of lodgings, many hotels book up fast at the height of the tourist season (summer: January-February), and some refuse visitors on single-night stays. If you're looking for the ultimate in space and comfort, consider renting a furnished apartment on the coastline.
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