Casa Museo La Chascona
Casa Museo La Chascona
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Tour the eclectic architecture of this home which served as the romantic hideaway for famed poet Pablo Neruda and his wife Matilde, as portrayed in the 1995 film "Il Postino."
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Paul Sandmann
    Berlin, Germany99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse into the life of an artist
    It’s always a treat visiting the house of a fellow writer: it reflects the poet‘s character, creativity and offers a glimpse into the life of the artist. Pablo Neruda‘s house reminded me a lot of that of Jules Verne - playful - funny at times, when you see how he labeled his salt and pepper shakers. He loved the sea and thus decorated rooms accordingly, like his captain‘s bar. His dining room featured a cabinet Neruda could „disappear“ in, because it had a hidden door at the back through which he could leave his guests for a quick nap. All in all a beautiful place to visit when you’re in Santiago.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 3, 2024
  • QuakesNewYork
    252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile Visit to a Museum Dedicated to an Important Chilean Figure
    Lovely museum dedicated to Pable Neruda. It tells the story of his background and significance as a poet, diplomat and social conscience well. There are lots of interesting artifacts and personal memorabilia as Pablo and his companion (who the home was bought for) were tireless accumulators of unique items and pieces. Very accessible in the Bellavista area of Santiago and a nice way to spend a couple of hours to absorb some history.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 17, 2024
  • GrandTourist468
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth It
    I wouldn’t consider myself a fan of Pablo Neruda (nor did I know much about him and his life), but I went to this museum anyway… and ended up really enjoying it! I learned about his life and work, and loved the artsy, eclectic house. I highly recommend a visit whether you’re a fan of Neruda or not!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Melissa B
    Saint Louis, Missouri1,085 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Tourist Friendly
    This is a cool museum even if you don’t know much about Pablo Neruda. Everyone is given an audio device in a language of their choice and there are clearly labeled spots in the house that go in order of the audio buttons. No photography!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 4, 2024
  • Susan B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit
    Neruda’s house is beautiful and really offers insight into the poet. The introductory video and the audio guide were both well done and helpful, and I found the staff to be kind. Highly recommend to anyone who is a Neruda fan or interested in Chilean culture.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 27, 2024
  • Linda H
    Merritt Island, Florida137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If I remember, it was an interesting house but there are No Photos to share!!
    Interesting home/museum which we just happened upon. It's probably not high on the list of must-see places in Santiago, but enjoyable nevertheless. My only grumble is that photos are not permitted. Why not? It's how we all remember our travels. We were there a month ago and I have already forgotten much of what was in the home/museum.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2024
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Vecihi
Hatfield Heath, UK113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was going to be one of the highlights of our trip to Santiago. We got to the reception and after a brief conversation with her, my wife asked the woman behind the till what there was to see in the museum. She suddenly turned nasty, saying she doesn’t speak English and rudely continued to repeat herself even though she had been speaking in English when we first entered the reception. We had no option but to leave.

For Neruda who goes beyond boundaries, nations I found this approach appalling and insult to his memory.
Written January 18, 2020
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William T
Sherwood, OR32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Seemed expensive to me for what the tour offered. Not sure why no photos were allowed in the house, except to encourage people to buy overpriced gift shop items. The house is interesting but small. The audio tour was informative.
Written February 24, 2024
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GrandTourist468
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I wouldn’t consider myself a fan of Pablo Neruda (nor did I know much about him and his life), but I went to this museum anyway… and ended up really enjoying it! I learned about his life and work, and loved the artsy, eclectic house. I highly recommend a visit whether you’re a fan of Neruda or not!
Written March 14, 2024
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Melissa B
Saint Louis, MO1,085 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a cool museum even if you don’t know much about Pablo Neruda. Everyone is given an audio device in a language of their choice and there are clearly labeled spots in the house that go in order of the audio buttons. No photography!
Written April 4, 2024
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Linda H
Merritt Island, FL137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Interesting home/museum which we just happened upon. It's probably not high on the list of must-see places in Santiago, but enjoyable nevertheless. My only grumble is that photos are not permitted. Why not? It's how we all remember our travels. We were there a month ago and I have already forgotten much of what was in the home/museum.
Written May 4, 2024
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Susan B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Neruda’s house is beautiful and really offers insight into the poet. The introductory video and the audio guide were both well done and helpful, and I found the staff to be kind. Highly recommend to anyone who is a Neruda fan or interested in Chilean culture.
Written April 27, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DSwen111
Sarasota, Florida22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We were wandering the streets heading to the funicular and decided to stop by (I knew where it was located). We decided to check it out, and we're GLAD WE DID. They provided an excellent audio guide and the rooms and areas had numbers that you plugged into your unit. This retreat for this Nobel Laureate poet was quite eclectic and quirky, yet it provided a solid glimpse into the atmosphere that the poet used to inspire his writings. To see what happened with the home after the Coup that put Augusto Pinochet in power, and the future events were enlightening. ENJOY.
Written December 19, 2022
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QuakesNewYork
New York252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Lovely museum dedicated to Pable Neruda. It tells the story of his background and significance as a poet, diplomat and social conscience well. There are lots of interesting artifacts and personal memorabilia as Pablo and his companion (who the home was bought for) were tireless accumulators of unique items and pieces. Very accessible in the Bellavista area of Santiago and a nice way to spend a couple of hours to absorb some history.
Written January 17, 2024
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Victoria M
Prescott, AZ289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In doing some research on what to see in Santiago I came across this "residence." I certainly didn't know anything about it before hand and found the write-up interesting. It was wonderful having the audio tour to help us understand the whole home and its famous occupant. Try to plan this, you won't be disappointed/
Written February 23, 2020
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LorAlves
Los Angeles, CA162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
One of the highlights of our time in Santiago was a visit to this house. The architecture and the story of its creation was inspiring. The audio tour was excellent and provided lots of great information. The dining room and esp. the table were designed for intimate parties: Now I want one just like it!
Written March 4, 2023
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