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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. Our La Serena trip itinerary planner makes visiting Plaza de Armas and other La Serena attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visit this place was entertaining for me and my children. The prices cheap. Rich juices and the people friendly. Variety of gifts.
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  • All that is needed is near plaza de armas. There are stalls selling indigenous peoples: typical meals, ancestral recipes, clothes. Also books and a little of everything. Open until the evening at least this January. To the front, Government House and Cathedral. Everything to hand.
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  • It is essential to go to the ancient city of La Serena and see the Plaza de Armas. Go the positions of them artisans and visit the Cathedral.
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