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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you like Neruda's poetry you must visit this house. The visit will explain you how the light of Valparaiso entered in his poems. A welcome cross fertilization between art and tourism.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great place but could be even better. You'llenjoy it more if you a fan of Neruda a this house if more focused on hi personal life

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A must see if you are in Valparaiso, the gardens surrounding the house are worth a short stroll. Beware that no photos are allowed to be taken inside the house. The opportunity to step inside such an intimate place is very special. Neruda's quirky style is everywhere. The audio tour is included in the ticket price and is worth it.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It can't tip on the one in Isla Negra, but it is a nice house and complete the vieuw of the 3 houses.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The price to get in to here is quite steep and the talking electronic guides go on and on. We got bored!

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

La Sebastiana is an excelent place to understand Pablo Nerudas point of view of Valparaiso, a wonderful house, great view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As all of Neruda's houses, this one has great architecture and a great view of Valpo. Also, the audio tour is very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked a long way to get to this house bit it was worth it. We did not know too much about Pablo Neruda but with the help of the audio guide which was excellent, we learned about his life and his character - which was quite eccentric. Very worth while as it is an amazing house in its own... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Good, English language description of Pablo Neruda's idiosyncratic collecting and house decorating style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Honestly, I barely know who the guy is, and I don't give a f... about poetry, but I heard the house was good, and as I was walking to the top of Cerro Bellavista anyway... Such a cool house, and the way you walk around with a speaking "phone thing" to guide you and explaine, just makes it perfect. The... More

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