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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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We took the bus #612 from the green stationary trolley which is the city bus/tram station about 4 blocks from the port entrance or 2 blocks from main train station. The bus driver... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

We took the bus #612 from the green stationary trolley which is the city bus/tram station about 4 blocks from the port entrance or 2 blocks from main train station. The bus driver signaled when to get off but get off when the bus starts to go downhill. The bus ride in itself was an adventure up the steep hill.... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Not being the literary member of our family I basically knew nothing about Pablo Neruda ,but after this tour not only did I know a lot about him but was totally taken with this Politician & Poet. A man with a sense of humour, duty & one that liked a drink or two. The short film is excellent as is... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It's quite a walk uphill to get to the house, but if you take it slow, anyone can do it. You get a nice audiotour which takes you through all the rooms in the house and gives nice descriptions about Neruda's habits and character. With every floor the view gets more stunning, I could relly imagine him living and working... More 

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good audio tour, Beautiful vistas, nice gift shop. Go early..it gets crowded. The U.S has Disney. Chile has Neruda!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with spouse who before our visit had never heard of Neruda. It's probably the most popular attraction in Valpo so there are waits for tickets/entry. It's worth it! Leave your bags/coats at coat check so you can walk freely and enjoy the home. No photos allowed inside. You can begin with a film and then walk through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

House was as he left it with all the articles he liked to collect - very interesting. Beautiful view of Valparaiso from the living room and the study.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great joy to tour Neruda's Valparaiso house - a brilliant insight into the great man and the life he lived! We loved the audio-guide - wonderfully informative, and well worth following as you tour through the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

loved the house. We also saw the one in Santiago but they are both well worth the time. They are amazing. Loved architecture, museum quality, and history

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We knew nothing about Pablo Neruda before our visit, our guide brought us here. The house is very unusual and unique. For the price of admission you get an audioguide which is well done and goes into detail about every room in the house. There are beautiful views of the city and the port. The rooms are filled with treasures... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I learned about Pablo Neruda on my trip to Chile. I visited his house to learn more about him. He is a bit quirky and so is his house. The house has multiple levels and the top level provides a 360 degree view of Valparaiso. Each floor provides something unique to see and understand. We arrived early in the day,... More 

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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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