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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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  • It is a quiet, normal place. There's always business to its around. I do not recommend going to the baths which are there, they are ugly and not very clean. But in general it is cute.
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  • A place for a pleasant walk in the heart of la serena. Underground parkings and ok to spend some time with family
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  • In the main square there was a lot of vendors set up around the perimeter offering all different types of things. We ended up just getting some ice cream and checking out all the different things that...  more »

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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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