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Jardin del Corazon

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Address: Avenida Francisco de Aguirre 350, La Serena 1710132, Chile
Phone Number: 5651217013
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A nice stroll through beautiful gardens

I've seen nicer Japanese gardens, but this one is very nice too. I feel it is just too large to keep in top condition and has areas that lack balance and beauty. I would think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
M Alfredo G
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Svendborg, Denmark

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Svendborg, Denmark
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've seen nicer Japanese gardens, but this one is very nice too. I feel it is just too large to keep in top condition and has areas that lack balance and beauty. I would think about reducing it to half the size and invest in making it a more rounded experience. In any case, families and visitors will still enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This can be a quick, cheap visit a couple hours before leaving! Definitely beautiful. It can also be a great picnic spot since there aren't really restrictions on bringing in food!

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Santiago, Chile
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice experience. I'm no connoisseur of gardens, let alone of the Japanese variety so purists might not feel the same way, but it was a very relaxing experience. The CL$ 1,000 entrance fee keeps it well-maintained. Not sure it's worth a repeat visit, but I'm glad I went after visiting La Serena many times.

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Thank zpaul303
Taltal, Chile
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I really enjoyed the Japanese gardens. I took a book & packed a picnic and spent the afternoon in the sun surrounded by beautiful greenery, ducks, & turtles. Certainly worth the 1000 pesos entry fee for me.

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Eureka, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

If you love plants, need to clear your head, or want to have a romantic walk with your significant other, Jardín del Corazón is a great way to spend your time! I'm assuming it's even more beautiful in the summer months but the bonsai botany was impressive nonetheless

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Thank vemeiss
College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

It does not seem to be too well maintained, the water was pretty gross, but it was cool to visit. I liked the multitude of bonsai trees they had in one of the buildings. I'd say it was worth spending an hour to visit.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 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

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Maldon, Australia
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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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 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 

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