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28 Aug 2018
“Peaceful”
5 Apr 2017
“Beautiful Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas.”
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

It's always nice to find a cool and peaceful spot to sit for a while, and this cathedral bordering the Plaza de Armas was worth popping into. Not as elaborate as some, it was still very nice to be in. Of note are its painted...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

In 1844, the construction of the present Cathedral began using the materials from the earlier church. Handling the project......French architect Juan Herbage.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Louise P
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Catedral de La Serena is a very beautiful piece of architecture, and it is very well kept. The outside as well as the inside are worth exploring.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Find Plaza de Armas and you cannot miss the Cathedral which is for my viewing the dominant feature about the Plaza. I gather the current structure occupies the location of the earlier 'mother church ' built by the Francisco de Aguirre order in 1549. It...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The church is nice and build in the classic style used for Cathedral in South America. It has no speciel features a quirky details, but it worth a short visit is passing by. Don't spend any time on going there just for the Cathedral.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The interior ornamentation are beautiful if somewhat ornate. It is a place of serenity and peace and a good place to ponder and relax.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

While we spent less than 10 minutes here, it was well worth the time spent after we browsed the nearby market. It was lovely and helped us understand a little more about life and the people here in La Serena -- the very reason why...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Levannah
Reviewed 15 May 2016

nice clean and simple church. Nothing too special, but worth a look if you are passing by. It is worth a short 10 minute stop.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

La Serena is famous for having loads of churches. This is the central cathedral, but it is nothing special...a few arches, some pictures of saints and a couple of crosses. If you particularly like churches then visit it, but it will be 10 minutes of...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Carl B
Reviewed 3 April 2015

After a very inexpensive local bus ride to La Serena's square from the port of Coquimbo Chile we had a pleasant time walking around this area and through this picturesque church, nothing outstanding but nice to see. There were many other niche stores and sites...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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