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Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum

Address: Plaza de Armas, La Serena, Chile
Phone Number: (56 51) 215082-217189
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in La Serena
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.

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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice museum that gives history on Gabriel Gonzalez Videla. It also has some other cool random historic items

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Dallas, Texas
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102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I wasn't expecting much and sometimes that makes a difference. This was the residence of Presidente Gonzalez Videla and is furnished with many items from the mid 20th century. There are lots of news articles which explain what happened in Chile under his administration. There were also other rooms with even older artifacts from La Serena's early days centuries ago.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Interesting and informative museum including genuine artifacts. This is a nice tribute to a president who loved his hometown. The museum also features a variety of international articles which help any visitor to make a connection. When I was there, there was also a wonderful temporary exhibit on regional legends. Definitely worth a stop!

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This former home of a Chilean president also houses a large and diverse art collection, as well as a display of Videla's personal effects, including a parka used when the president visited Antarctica during Chile's claim of a wedge of Antarctic territory. Its location on the Plaza de Armas makes it a must-visit on your trip to La Serena.

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