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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

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Address: Ricardo Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: 32 225 6606
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Description: This four-story home, offering 360 degree views of the city, is...
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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Quite a hike to walk but worth the effort

We chose to walk from the Bellavista train station. It was a nice workout going up the hill. But, we were up close to the interesting murals and artwork painted on the sides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose to walk from the Bellavista train station. It was a nice workout going up the hill. But, we were up close to the interesting murals and artwork painted on the sides. Also, we marveled at how the cars were parked in tiny, steep places. This made our destination all the more enjoyable. We started with the film of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The house gives the visitor a wonderful insight to the artist and his life. The house is quirky. with lots of twists and turns and interesting stories available at the touch of a button, that inform you about the artist and his life. Definately worth the visit.

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Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Pablo Neruda's house was one of the most interesting place where I visited during my holiday in Chile. All items in house and it's architecture was fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The house is interesting but it was not my favourite place in Valparaiso. The queue was enormous to the ticket office but the panoramic view over Valparaiso was extraordinary.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I loved this house. I have now been in Pablo Santiago home (La Chascona) and this one and they are both so fascinating. They are different, unique and really a great site to look into the eye's of such a creative person. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Interesting to get into Nerudas world. Beautiful. Needs maintenance. Not to be missed. Great views of Valparaiso.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The house is very interesting. An easy walk even for old folks. Get there early before the busses of people arrive or you'll be waiting in line for some time.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

La Sebastiana Museum is a unique place to know about one of the best poet in the world. It is a nice architecture building being designed by Pablo Neruda. We have the opportunity to buy a great book titled "El Latido de Valparaiso" by Pablo Neruda and his love to Valparaiso.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It was good. You get headsets to wear so you can hear about each area of the house when you are on that particular floor. If you wanted to skip ahead, you just click on the next number. I liked that so you could see & hear at your own pace. Nice grounds and great view from the upper level... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

up on the hill, walk there is a good exercise. the house is not so big, but nice.the audio is good and in many languages .(hope there will be Chinese sometime) but the whole place is photo forbidden, I am no sure why.

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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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