Plaza de Armas, La Serena

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Spend some time on Plaza de Armas, the city's main square, lined with green trees and stately buildings. Situated on the site of the city's founding in 1549, the plaza features a large stone fountain by famed Chilean sculptor Samuel Roman. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the place, roam the market stands selling everything from snacks to souvenirs, or enjoy the local buskers playing their songs. Relax in the shade of Chilean palms and cedars, or admire the architecture of important buildings around the square, such as the cathedral, administration building, and others. With our custom trip planner, La Serena attractions like Plaza de Armas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The place is full of dogs, should n do shows in the square of weapon. Holidays and long weekends should be leveraged to attract people. It's very boring
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  • The plaza de armas de La Serena, maintains its charm, surrounded by buildings in accordance with the colonial environment, motivating cross it across your environment
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  • Somewhere that outside of the summer season is quiet and pleasant to walk or sit to rest but do not have at this time much or nothing trade in the same square. Different thing in holiday where is filled with posts various handicrafts and local food, entertainment for children, etc, that transform this place of tranquillity to the entertainment.
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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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