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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #2 of 30 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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Cosmopolis, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While this home was looted, and it seems like many of the things may not have been actual possessions of Neruda(? not sure on this one), still a great spot to gain a sense of the atmosphere in his Valparaiso home.

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Cairns, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Pablo Neruda's delightful four storey home is set in a beautiful neighbourhood with 360 degree views over the entire city and over the bay. The audio guide included in the ticket price of $4000 peso is great - available in heaps of languages. It takes about a good hour to do the tour. The home is filed with hundreds of... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The house is in a lovely neighborhood and not hard to get to. Take the #610 bus which is a thrill-a-minute ride. Entrance is 4,000 pesos and includes an audio tour. There is a small cafe on the premisis, but it did not look that inviting. There is a better place to have coffee down the street.

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Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This visit is a must do in Valparaíso. It tells you all the story about Pablo Neruda's house in an audio guide where you can also listen some pieces of his poems.The location of the house is great and has good views. Also I recommend to walk from there to the centre through "Ferrari street", very beautiful and steep. On... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It has a fabulous, panoramic view of Valparaiso from the sea-facing windows. It is filled with hundreds of pieces from his collection of unusual objects that he collected on his travels around the world, including music boxes, French bistro table and chairs and a small bar, a wood-carved merry-go-round horse, and his favourite reading chair which he called ‘the Cloud’.

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Santiago, Chile
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is one of the most popular attractions in Valparaiso. Go early to beat the queue. Our family of 4 went before noon on Sunday and got right inside. The entrance cost includes the audio tour in English and is a good value. There is a discount for kids and our are 14 and 16 years old, but they still... More

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Junction 10 M6
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Worth going up the hill on a collectivo just to experience the area and the walk back down into town. The house is even more interesting should you visit his other two houses as well. The man lived an interesting life an interesting times. After visiting his houses and his collection of object |I started to admire the man even... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I loved La Chascona in Santiago and couldn't wait to visit La Sebastiana. While it's not my favorite of Neruda's homes, his attention to detail is amazing. I loved the narrated tour guide with the descriptions of his favorite objects. This is a must see museum while in Valparaiso.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I thought the audio tour was great. Neruda was a fascinating man with a unique taste in décor. It is a must see in Valpo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've been there yesterday. This is my personal opinion shop inside really nice unique,but just a another art shop for tourist a bit bored for me.

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