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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  • Most cities in Spanish South America have a central square with monuments' La Serena is no different. Not the imposing place of the same name that can be found in Santiago, but a good place to take an...  more »
  • It is a tourist attraction. You can see ancient trees as Chilean palms, jacaranda or crowns of the Inca. There is also a large stone fountains.
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  • It is a simple place, at this time there are several small stands with handicrafts, from here you can walk to the Archway by the Centre, around the Church and close to the Archway is a small Museum of natural history
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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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