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Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum
Ranked #15 of 59 things to do in La Serena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
Dallas, Texas
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234 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“We really enjoyed it”
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. Finally, there were a couple of rooms with newer art, so this was a fun and interesting house to tour in La Serena.

Visited August 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A learning experience I would not have had otherwise”
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!

Visited October 2011
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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“Unique combination of art and history”
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.

Visited May 2011
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