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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Mysterious Sites; Valleys; Outdoors

In Elqui Valley there are a number of small towns. One of the most popular is Pisco del Elqui (around 70km from La Serena). This is an amazing place, it is very dry and desert... more »

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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Islands; Outdoors
Owner description: Watch playful dolphins on your way over to this island which, along with its two neighboring islands, harbors many protected... more » Owner description: Watch playful dolphins on your way over to this island which, along with its two neighboring islands, harbors many protected species,including sea lions and Humboldt penguins. « less
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Discovered in 1946, this National Historic Monument is filled with petroglyphs and fossils.
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Sparkling beaches, hot hotels and local restaurants line this city street.
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Ranked #9 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: The multiple ecosystems in this immense park include Valdivian forests overflowing with ferns and cinnamon trees, and is home... more » Owner description: The multiple ecosystems in this immense park include Valdivian forests overflowing with ferns and cinnamon trees, and is home to a variety of species including eagles, pumas and guanacos. « less
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: Although no longer open to the public for observation, tourists can book a tour of the facilites and observe the skies from... more » Owner description: Although no longer open to the public for observation, tourists can book a tour of the facilites and observe the skies from this prime spot in the southern hemisphere. « less
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Ranked #11 of 28 attractions in La Serena
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
This 19th century National Monument anchors the corner of La Serena's public square.
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Ranked #14 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This 450 year old, tree-shaded park is known locally as the Parque de Potos (Park of Bare Behinds), for its many nude greek... more » Owner description: This 450 year old, tree-shaded park is known locally as the Parque de Potos (Park of Bare Behinds), for its many nude greek statues. « less
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Ranked #15 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Popular surfer's beach in the southern part of the city.
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in La Serena
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Ranked #17 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
This church in the southwest corner of the city dates back to the 1700's.
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Ranked #18 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Museums
Chile's indigenous Tarapaca and Antofagasta cultures are strongly represented in this Archeaological Museum.
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Ranked #19 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Ranked #21 of 28 attractions in La Serena
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Ranked #22 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This National Monument is currently run by the University of La Serena.
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Ranked #23 of 28 attractions in La Serena
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Ranked #24 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Architectural Buildings; Museums; Cultural
Owner description: This national monument, whose grounds host the Religious Art Museum, is one of the most impressive buildings to survive the... more » Owner description: This national monument, whose grounds host the Religious Art Museum, is one of the most impressive buildings to survive the fire of 1680. « less
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Ranked #25 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This historic building is the home of the owner of the Arqueros silver mine.
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Ranked #26 of 28 attractions in La Serena
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Ranked #27 of 28 attractions in La Serena
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Precious stones and minerals from around the globe, uncluding meteorites, fossils and chilean silver clusters, fill this... more » Owner description: Precious stones and minerals from around the globe, uncluding meteorites, fossils and chilean silver clusters, fill this unique museum. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
This converted orphanage is now a national monument boasting impressive colonial architecture and courtyard gardens.
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