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Iglesia Santo Domingo, La Serena

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  • It is an ancient temple located one block from the Plaza de Armas. Is highlights by its facade of stone and a huge door of wood, by which to judge of what is observed from outside has a single ship central. Attention the bell tower where combine very different architectural elements, called much which gives it a strange appearance, as if it were for another Church. Currently remains closed to the public by what only is possible to observe it by outside. Like other colonial churches of La Serena, its walls are also built in stone. It is worth knowing this ancient monument, heritage of the city.
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  • The most surprising in this church, this are the clothes of the saint and of Jesus, actually all of the statues are dressed in real and beautiful clothes. More outside you can discover a surprising thing very air Tower in a country with frequent earthquakes
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  • The Church of Santo Domingo is one of the most beautiful churches of the city of La Serena. It is one of five colonial stone churches that has the city. It was used for its construction limestone is located in the historical centre of the city. It was declared a national historic landmark on May 16, 2001
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  • The legend says: Mr. Manuel Concha in his Chronicle of La Serena gathers oral tradition; "undocumented", which tells that when the Dominicans were to build this church... "a sea outlet threatened to destroy the city, as the waves came to lick the Barranca that today bears the name of this temple. The scared people brought in procession to the virgen del Rosario, and the sea, which had advanced a mile extension, covering with water las vegas retirement to his presence. By this circumstance is says that the Church occupies its site current.
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