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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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

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

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

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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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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