Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
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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.
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Remko
Leuven, Belgium4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
It is just not that special. It is a square. Please do not come Serena for this. You could stop by for 5 mins if you are already in Serena.
Written 15 July 2022
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This plaza is the centre of La Serena and is notable for the many nude Greek statues and known locally as "Park of the Bare Behinds". Otherwise nothing of significance to see here.
Written 5 April 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stopped here to do a bit of shopping on the way back from our tour of the Elqui Valley. It was a nice peaceful stop to do a bit of tourist shopping but 20 minutes would have been enough here.
Written 1 April 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT3,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We took a nice stroll thru this beautiful city plaza. In the center of the plaza is quite a nice fountain and pool with several statues. We were here on a Sunday and it was very quiet considering the unrest the area around it has experienced over the past few months with governmental protests. You can see splattered protest paint on most of the civic buildings, statues, banks and businesses around the square. Very said to see.

BOTTOM LINE: I the plaza we say families enjoying time together. Some local vendors were selling items there also. The plaza is directly across from the La Serena Cathedral. Overall the square was nicely landscaped and was quietly patrolled by police officers. We thought is was very nice city park. MY RATING: 8/10.
Written 12 February 2020
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Anya S.
Santiago, Chile8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It was a simple palaza which is the place for many events. While I was there it was close to national fiestas 18 sep. and there were many music and dance groups playing and dancing there. Around there were traditional markets which mostly sell accessories and food like empanadas. There were plenty of dogs around sunbathing around the central beautiful fountain with sculpture.
Written 18 September 2019
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Highcoaster
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden6,121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
A lung and oasis. A peaceful place in the middle of La Serena. Come here to just relax and enjoy the silence.
Written 2 August 2019
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Mamiya7
Sycamore, IL271 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Although this is downtown, this part of La Serena is not the part where most of the action is happening. This is a quiet park that has a few vendors. It does have some banks surrounding it. This is not the typical plaza de armas that you would see in other cities.
Written 2 July 2019
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FarFlungStarling
Qualicum Beach, Canada974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Take a stroll and admire the beautiful buildings and architecture of the surrounding city while also enjoying the green space, the trees, flowers, fountains of the Plaza de Armas. Beautifully landscaped and maintained with lots to see and enjoy.
Written 27 May 2019
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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada6,469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Not the largest of Plazas you will see in Chile yet this one has its charm, its appeal and a beautiful NSEW orientated Fountain which on this visit was spouting forth. There are some beautiful trees to be seen and appreciated... note the info tags on some of the larger ones. Today one corner of the a Plaza was bustling with local artisan ‘shops’.
Written 22 March 2019
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Wendy B
Bunbury, Australia70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
When travelling in South America, always go to the Plaza de Armas in every town you visit. They seem to be the hub of every community. The Plaza de Armas in La Serena is no different. We visited on our first night and there was a bolero and tango concert stating at 9pm. It was fabulous with both musicians and dancing. I would have tangoed too but I had my walking boots on... The following night, there was a pupoet show. The stalls around the Plaza had really interesting handicrafts and souvenirs and there was no problem finding something to eat, if not the snacks in the plaza, there are restaurants nearby. Also the people are really friendly and helpful.
Written 20 January 2019
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