Trip Planner:   South America  /  Chile  /  Coquimbo Region  /  La Serena  /  Sightseeing  /  Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas, La Serena

(320+ reviews on the web)
Landmark Tourist Spot
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.
map
Create a full La Serena itinerary

Plan your trip to La Serena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in La Serena by other users

31 days in Chile BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE June, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Argentina, Chile & Asuncion BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Chile BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Chile BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in South America BY A USER FROM CHILE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in South America BY A USER FROM CHILE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Chile & Salta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nothing eye-catching to find there, although a street market close by (away from the sea) is a good place to spend some time.  more »
  • The beach promenade of La Serena looks like it's had better days so if you find yourself in this city, head up from the dated though iconic lighthouse into the old city centre and the Plaza de Armas a...  more »
  • Come out the front door of the Cathedral in La Serena and there it is, the Plaza De Armas...a large green area to reat.  more »