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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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Neruda is really worshipped in Chile, and he pretty much deserves it. Great poet, Nobel winner, true believer politician, very kind hearted, enjoyed good life. Valparaiso is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice garden and view, we did not visit the house as it looked too expensive. Worth walking along the road up to the hill for the nice view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Neruda is really worshipped in Chile, and he pretty much deserves it. Great poet, Nobel winner, true believer politician, very kind hearted, enjoyed good life. Valparaiso is definitely the Chilean city that suited him better. And his fantastic house is still there to prove it. You can also enjoy getting there: the ascensores, the street panels, the nice 'poet square'... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you have time whilst in Valparaiso this house is worth visiting. It is interesting and full of eclectic pieces. Great views from the house too.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The foundation which operates this museum (Neruda's La Sebastiana) has done an excellent job of interpretation of each room of the house, explaining the room and it's furniture as well as Neruda's preferences. It was great that they have a number of languages available and everything is digitized with your own headset so you can move at your own pace... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A special house with a beautiful view of the bay of Valparaiso. Interesting place to learn more about the life of Pablo Neruda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had to take a taxi to Neruda's residence...the audio guide enhanced the visit...also a video either before or after...I recommend video after as confirms more meaning tomNeruda's house...made me respect Pable more...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I must admit I didn't get the chance to see Isla Negra though. But I liked this one much more than La Chascona in Santiago. It felt very intimate and small. With tons of stories about his life and his idiosyncrasies. I learned a lot about his personal side. The audio guide was very well done. I didn't like the... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A can imagine Pablo Neruda living it that little house, with many of his mementos and memories. But, as a museum is lacking a lot. The audio guide (in many languages) helps a lot, but the space is cramped and there is little opportunity to stop and ponder about this artist life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very interesting audio tour offered in several different languages makes for about a 30 minutes tour through the small house on the hill. We've also been to La Chascona in Santiago and it is interesting to see the different character in each location. CLP$5000 entry fee per person, including the audio tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The house is a work of art. You don't need to be very knowledgable of Neruda's work to enjoy it, simply focus on seeing the home through the eyes of a poet. Every detail is full of love and inspiration, a reflection of the inner creative universe. Neruda clearly lived in his own world, but he did so to a... More 

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Address: Ricardo Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: 32 225 6606
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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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