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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It has a few quirky parts to it but it is just a house. The guy was famous for his writing, not his home decor

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had to wait about 30 minutes to enter which was not bad considering what the queues must be like in Summer. Having visited (and enjoyed) La Chascoma, this was a more detailed account of Neruda, his life and his personality. What a character he must have been. The views are simply stunning and it is easy to get a... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Charming place, love his taste and style! Try and go when not too busy as it's a little cramped with touristst, but it is a lovely place.

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Santiago, Chile
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located in Bellavista area, you can take a sporty walk till that house which is at the top of the hill. A-ma-zing ! at least one hour and a half to visit the 3 or four floors and the incedible collection of different objects. The view is just the perfect to take picture in the Harbour and you can get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pablo Neruda's former home is a place no visitor to Valparaiso should miss. It's unusual and quirky, a reflection of the man himself I should imagine. The audio guides are recommended to get the most out of your visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lovely quirky house with a very good audio guide. Well laid out room at the bottom with descriptions of pablo Neruda's life, poetry and politics. The shop's very well stocked.

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Valparaiso chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pablo Neruda's home is beautifully placed in Valparaiso. You have a gorgeous view of the port. They have many fascinating artifacts from his life including original manuscripts. You are provided with an audio tour that guides you through the house.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In spite of all things going on around him he still had time to give for others.this house and the one in Santiago are a testament to his amazing intellect

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Chile's recent history (Allende, Pinochet, et al) is a little confusing, especially to outsiders. There is still disagreement on what happened and why, and yet the victors wrote a version of history that is unusually sympathetic to the vanquished. Pablo Neruda was one of the vanquished, and yet his home stands as a monument to his vision and influence (not... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A little way out of the centre, but worth the effort. An eccentric and eclectic museum full of history, art and politics. I loved it!

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