Parque Jardín del Corazón – La Serena

So much has happened and I haven’t been very present here on my blog. It’s not because I don’t enjoy writing and trying to share my experiences but more because lately life has been pretty full on! I have moved apartment and for a while there I was without internet connection for an error connected to my identification number but that’s all sorted and here I am blogging straight from my new home!

Last weekend we escaped away to La Serena and Valle del Elqui and today I’m going to share with you the beautiful Japanese gardens that are located in La Serena. In all truth, I had not heard of the gardens before we started to talk to the collective driver as we headed to the main plaza. He recommended a visit and it was well worth it.

The official name of the gardens is “El Parque Jardín del Corazón” (心の庭 Kokoro No Niwa) and just costs $1,000 pesos to enter, which in my opinion is fair as the gardens are well kept, quiet and there are bathroom facilities. The gardens are also known to be the biggest of its kind in South America. Officially opened on the 26 of August in 1994 to as one of the events to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the city La Serena.

The gardens are diverse within its 26,000 m2 containing small waterfalls, islands, a stone garden and artificial lagoon. Check out the photos below!

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