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Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum

Plaza de Armas, La Serena, Chile
(56 51) 215082-217189
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Tied to the roots of La Serena and a former president

Located across the street on one corner of Plaza de Armas, the building serves two functions; one... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Jnanayog
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St. John's, Canada
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Interesting

This home of a past president doesn't hold much in historical significance, but it is free. Photos... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Hollym53
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Paynesville, Minnesota
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This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
23 Mar 2018
“Tied to the roots of La Serena and a former president”
26 Jan 2018
“Interesting”
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Plaza de Armas, La Serena, Chile
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(56 51) 215082-217189
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Reviewed 23 March 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

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Reviewed 26 January 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.

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Reviewed 12 March 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.

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Reviewed 9 January 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?

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Reviewed 29 May 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

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Reviewed 21 September 2014

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

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Reviewed 2 September 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

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Reviewed 10 December 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

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Reviewed 28 November 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

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