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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

Address: Ricardo Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: 32 225 6606
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This four-story home, offering 360 degree views of the city, is...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This four-story home, offering 360 degree views of the city, is highlighted by "the jar of smoke," a round, post-modern fireplace designed by Neruda himself.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A tough walk up but inexpensive by taxi. Easy but steep walk down. 5 storey house, apparently one of three owned by Neruda. Stiffish entrance fee of 5,000 pesos per person, esp. as Chilenos are charged just a fraction of this price! House stuffed with lots of personal belongings. Useful 10mins briefing video available upon entry. Not suitable for wheelchair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The house shows Neruda's active life, ending at the saddest moment of Chilean history, just after the 1973 military coup, the 9-11 that we tend to forget. The house, Neruda's residence, is a moument by itself at an imprerssive location with a bird's view of the city and the port. The interior is spartan, with dignity.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped to visit the residence of Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's Valparaiso, "La Sebastiana". The house is full to the brim with the eccentric genius' keepsakes from his many trips abroad, his art collection, as well as his extensive library. Even the furniture he used while writing remains were he left it. The rest of the many furniture... More 

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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We learned a lot about Pablo Neruda and enjoyed seeing Valparaiso through his eyes. The house is quirky and interesting, with lovely views of the bay and surrounding hills. The audio tour was perfect, only 25 minutes, and our whole family enjoyed it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is the second of his houses. Stunning views, informative audio guide, and beautiful architecture. If you are in Valparaiso make the visit up the hill & enjoy the quirky interior of this artists house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We visited La Sebastiana a couple of days ago and loved it. The house is an architectural marvel and can be seen in an hour our so. I recommend a taxi up and a leisurely walk don the hills.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Really good museo. Provides great information about Naruda's life and also about the house. Audio tour well worth having. Views from the house are spectacular.

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Be prepared for a wait of up to an hour or arrive early. Good narration provided with admission in multi languages . Enjoyed the views and the unique living quarters

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Chileans are rightly proud of their 2 Nobel prize-winning poets. Neruda's poetry seems quite dark in contrast with the quirky and humorous decor in La Sebastiana

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The house is strangely decorated but gives you an interesting view of the epoch and life of the poet Pablo Neruda. Worth visiting it.

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NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum.

Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places.

so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently.

2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.

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