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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  • August 9, 2017
    It is the starting point for the center of the city. Surrounded by the Cathedral, courts of Justice, municipality, public buildings. In the month of the anniversary, August, has several activities ending with serenense Verbena, where there is a sample of the resident colonies and sick trade
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  • August 8, 2017
    It was nice to sit in the sun and wander around the shops. There are restaurants and coffee shops in the area, and all in a short walk from Costa Real  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    A great place with a lot of open spaces but there's nothing to do. The city council must to look after for it. Parking lots are "controlled" for some guys that offers car wash, not so good idea for fo...  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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