El Norte Chico Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in El Norte Chico - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Vicuña 11

La Serena 11

Ovalle 6

Copiapó 4

Pisco Elqui 3

Bahía Inglesa 2

Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar 1

Parque Nacional Bosques de Fray Jorge 1

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Casa Escuela

  • Museum/Gallery

Gabriela Mistral, born in nearby Vicuña, grew up in Montegrande and considered the tiny village her hometown. Her family lived in the...

Centro Tursitico Capel

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Visiting a pisco vineyard is a great way to learn about the history of the product that has come to define the Elqui Valley, not to mention...

Cerro de la Virgen

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Devotees of the Virgen de Lourdes, the town's patron saint, consider this hill a place of pilgrimage. Overlooking the city, it affords...

Destilería Mistral

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

In the older section of this plant, maintained strictly for show, you can see the antiquated copper cauldrons and wooden barrels formerly...

Gran Observatorio Solar de Chile

  • Observatory/Planetarium

This new project of the Pangue Observatory claims to be the only solar tourist observatory in South America. Using a specialized Lunt...

Iglesia Catedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The largest church in La Serena, this imposing cathedral faces the beautiful Plaza de Armas and is open to the public. French architect...

Iglesia Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

English architect William Rogers built this neoclassical church facing the central square in the middle of the 19th century. Check out...

Iglesia San Francisco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This red-and-white candy cane of a church was built in 1872, and although it looks as if it's made of cement, it's actually constructed...

Iglesia San Francisco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

One of La Serena's oldest churches, Iglesia San Francisco has a Baroque facade and thick stone walls. The exact date of the church's...

Iglesia San Vicente Ferrer

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

On the Plaza de Armas, this church, constructed in 1849, is worth a visit if religious tourism is your thing. Its bells were made in...

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