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Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum

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Interesting Museum

This museum is free to enter and has some interesting displays. It offers a nice insight into the... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
TravelReviewer1983
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London, United Kingdom
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A cool place to spend an hour

I came here to kill some time during a trip to La Serena. It was very interesting and definitely... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2017
Cristian L
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London, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Best with a guide”
Mar 23, 2018
“Tied to the roots of La Serena and a former president”
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This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
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Plaza de Armas, La Serena, Chile
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(56 51) 215082-217189
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured this museum with a guide and it was well worth it. The museum is relatively small but it is free to wonder around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Located across the street on one corner of Plaza de Armas, the building serves two functions; one being the history of La Serena and the other earlier art. It consist of two floors, the first having to do with a ‘local lad makes good’, in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed January 26, 2018

This home of a past president doesn't hold much in historical significance, but it is free. Photos of La Serena in the past, an old home, and clothing of the era were worth a walk through.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hollym53
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This museum is free to enter and has some interesting displays. It offers a nice insight into the past of this region and also has a great photo gallery on the second floor.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed January 9, 2017

I came here to kill some time during a trip to La Serena. It was very interesting and definitely worth the visit. Plus it's free, so why not?

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Cristian L
Reviewed May 29, 2015

I'll be honest, I wasn't that interested in the feats of President Videla beyond him beating every other head of state to visit Antarctica. I was more interested in the ordinary items from 1950's Chile. I had fun comparing them to items from the same...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Haythem19
Reviewed September 21, 2014

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

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Treyhaze
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank imtom55711
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...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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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...More

Date of experience: May 2011
Thank theuberdude
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