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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

Address: Ricardo Ferrari 692, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: 32 225 6606
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This four-story home, offering 360 degree views of the city, is highlighted by "the jar of smoke...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

One of the best views in the city! It is very well kept and the audio guide is entertaining and informative.

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North London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This visit to one of his 3 homes gives an insight into Chile's favourite poet. Clearly he lived his own somewhat eccentric life, collecting anything that took his fancy and producing a very individual home. It can be rather crowded which detracts from the visit but the audio guide is good and takes you from room to room with descriptions... More 

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East coast, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Certainly well done, the audioguide was good too, and I tend not to like those things.. When I think about Valparaiso, his home is one of the images that sticks with me, I would have loved to live in that house! It also made him more real to us. I don't know why someone said it's a dangerous neighborhood? We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We walked over from near Cerro Concepcion and took the high ground for the way there. Loved the stroll, views, and little park halfway there. Then we walked back down to sea-level and through the downtown area on the way home, which was also enjoyable and a different part of the city than we had seen before. Now for La... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Due to the helpful audioguide we learned a lot of the life of Pablo Neruda. The added value for us was the commented photos of his cultural and political life that met us om the ground floor of the house. During our visit we read two of his poems and inspired by this we bought a poem book of Neruda.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

truly inspiring just amazing. such a great poet. this area is a bit dangerous so travel in large groups

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's not that the house of Neruda is ugly, not at all, but as we were there, a lot of tourists were there also. And then the house is too small as you're bumping constantly into each other. The information is ok, you receive audio commentary and learn a lot about the life of Neruda in La Sebastiana. A good... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I enjoyed touring Pablo Neruda's home. It was beautiful and interesting and exhibited his diverse interests. I learned much about his life and art by visiting and would recommend it to anyone interested in history, poetry or anyone who just wants to see an interesting home at a fantastic location. I would recommend this to any visitors to Valparaiso.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Interesting to see and get a deeper sense of Pablo Neruda. Very crowded. Lots of tourists. Can't complain too much. We are tourists too. Interesting house with PN's unusual furnishings. Great views.

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newzealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

if you know Neruda's work then this is an absolute not to be missed site. The whole place with resonates with the poet's spirit. If you dont know him, then the house is a wonderful introduction to the poet. The best tip is to take a taxi there from the bus station if you don't have your own car. This... More 

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