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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

Ricardo Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
32 225 6606
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This house is beautiful, whimsical, personal, and unique. It touched my heart; I love Pablo Neruda, and this is a lovely way to learn about him and contemplate who he was and all that he did in his time. I wish I could just stay here all the time. It fills up rather quickly (the rooms are quite small), so... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is interesting to learn about Neruda's life. The house is fascinating. Gorgeous view of Valparaiso

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Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is an amazing museum in Valparaiso. The house is crazy in a good way. I really loved this place so much that I could go again in my next trip.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Growing up reading Neruda, this was something I really looked forward during my stay at Valparaiso. And I was not disappointed. the way everything is explained, the why of each object in the house, as well as the stories of his life and the way he lived were just amazing. try to go on a quiet time, I had the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had read Neruda's "Odes to Common Things" years before ever thinking about coming to Chile. I found his descriptions of onions and sewing kits quaint and humorous. But coming to his former residence and seeing how far his fascination with things went gave me a whole new appreciation for Neruda. The audioguide points out random objects, such as the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A poet who wrote wonderful love poems and had a very interesting and complicated life. His house is on the top of a hill and has fantastic views of Valparaiso and the ocean. We enjoyed our visit even if it was a bit expensive for a quite small museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Loved the historical variety and sense of life experienced. Views were magnificent. Well displayed. The hailstorm while we were there was also quite spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

rather expensive, but the rooms are furnished so interestingly and the view is so fine, that we liked it very much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A fascinating peek into the exotic world of a very interesting man. The Steinbeck of Chile? A wonderful quirky house with fantastic views accompanied by the story of a man who loved life and made a difference in the world.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

And almost worth the money. Was not sure I wanted to go to this since I will admit I hate poetry, yes I am brave enough to admit that I do not want to waste precious minutes of my brief time on earth trying to understand poetry. My host at the hotel said that it is what you do when... More

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