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Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum

Plaza de Armas, La Serena, Chile
(56 51) 215082-217189
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Ranked #15 of 26 Attractions in La Serena
Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Description: This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
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Arequipa, Peru
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
77 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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