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Where to go in La Serena

The Old Quarter or Foundation Quarter of the city was declared a Typical Zone by the National Council of National Heritage in 1989 and owns 170 acres, which became the country's largest urban typical area, where some of the most attractive and interesting buildings in the city are.

Its marked neocolonial eclectic style can be appreciate in most buildings and aristocratic mansions from XIX and early twentieth centuries melts public buildings made during President Gabriel González Videla´s government for the known Serena Plan giving character unique architecture in the country.

The Archaeological Museum of La Serena, which occupies a corner plot where his old interesting stone portal from nineteenth century is preserved. Among the most important archaeological sample of ancient indigenous cultures of the area, Animas, Molle, and Diaguita Huentelauquén who left their main legacy development in earthy colors pottery.

Inside the museum is also one of 3 found Moai outside of Easter Island, and is continuously carried exhibitions abroad, plus some objects in the Polynesian culture.

Also important is the interest arouses La Serena, being known as the "City of Steeples" because it is the city most religious orders housed in its history, each of whom was possessed of a proper enclosure to provide their religious knowledge, getting to be more than 29 churches in the historic city center.

The Kokoro No Niwa Japanese Park is an excellent place to go with family, lagoons, islands and bridges, it is a beautiful journey near the center. Also interesting is the Mural of Gregorio de la Fuente (MN), located inside the building of the Former Railway Station. Another of the routes that have historically called the serenense community recreation is the beautiful Alameda Avenida Francisco de Aguirre, considered an Open Air Museum, has 37 replicas of original Greek sculptures, all marble.