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Jardin del Corazon

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Address: Avenida Francisco de Aguirre, 350, La Serena, Chile
Phone Number: 5651217013
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Can you spot the turtles?

This is quite a large Japanese garden, it's immaculately kept, very peaceful too. The lake has plenty of koi carp and there's quite a few turtles to spot

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Aimee S
Bourne, United Kingdom
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This is quite a large Japanese garden, it's immaculately kept, very peaceful too. The lake has plenty of koi carp and there's quite a few turtles to spot

Thank Aimee S
Maldon, Australia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I like parks & gardens & this is a really good one. Costs $1.000 to enter or $500 if you are 60 or over. So definitely worth a visit. The map shown on TA is totally inaccurate. See the green space on the N side of the street further W on Avenida Aguirre from the indicated place. The entrance is... More 

Thank AndrewFishFinger
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

For 1.000CLP, it is worth the hour or so that you will spend there. Nothing too exciting except for a garden, but it is nice if you have a free morning or afternoon.

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Bellevue, Washington
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169 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This Japanese garden is complete with all of the elements you would expect: curved red bridge, koi fish, stone pagoda, waterfalls, a large collection of bonsai trees and a kissing couple just so you know it's still Chile. While you can definitely feel the zen element here, it's a bit disrupted by the noise of the busy street nearby, nasty... More 

1 Thank Haythem19
St. John's, Canada
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82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Our 2nd visit in 2 years and hope it's not the last. It is such have a tranquil space in a hustle and busle city. The Garden is a donation from 2 large Japanese Company's. Meet some of the principles of Feng Shui face to face and if a Senior it's just $1.00 admission. I take lots of pics but... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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279 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lovely garden. Nice walk. Would be a nice jog track (not sure if jogging here is allowed) Bucolic...and lovely sunset.

1 Thank 1974AAUU
Santiago, Chile
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190 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Excellent way to spend the afternoon while in La Serena. Many opportunities for great photos. Very serene and picturesque Japanese garden.

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Dublin, Ireland
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371 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We began our day by visiting the small but perfectly formed Japanese Garden in La Serena. It is a compact scenic park with carefully manicured lawns, winding paths and trees, ponds and bridges, teahouse and miniature islands, pagodas and rock lanterns. The ponds are filled with giant koi and a few small turtles. There are various ducks and other water... More 

1 Thank Gregory C
Superior, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a beautiful and fairly large Japanese garden modeled off a famous garden in Kyoto. It was a great place to spend a couple hours, watching ducks and swans, on the wonderful grounds.

Thank Lisa W
Golden, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Clean, well groomed. A great place to visit after an early dinner or to take in some mid-day sun. If you come late, be sure to check what time closing is. They sold us our tickets ~30 minutes before closing and neglected to inform us that we'd best hurry up if we want to see it all.

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