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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

This four-story home, offering 360 degree views of the city, is highlighted...

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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A must-see in Valparaíso.

Neruda had 3 houses in Chile; this is the one he had in the historic port, and it is a very interesting building which has a really good view over the bay. It's not so easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Neruda had 3 houses in Chile; this is the one he had in the historic port, and it is a very interesting building which has a really good view over the bay. It's not so easy to reach, though. Perhaps, you should take a taxi to get to this house. It's always full of tourists, mind you. It's not as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely worth a visit to see the eclectic but fascinating furnishings in the home. The views of Valparaiso from the house are quite spectacular. Photography of items in the house is not permitted but photography out the windows is permitted. The provided audioguide is very helpful in guiding you through the house. At the end of the... More 

Thank Bill C
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is amazing and it would be great just to be able to look around it alone, but with an audio guide, which reveals to you the history and ideas behind all the objects and paintings, it becomes a must see in Valparaiso. You don't have to be into poetry to appreciate it.

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Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here as a part of a whole day tour from Santiago to Valparaiso. Before coming I knew nothing of Pablo Naruda. The Chilean people are justifiably proud of his work, but without the context or real understanding of the man I found the tour of only passing interest - it's an interesting and unusually jumbled work of... More 

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pablo Neruda had three houses in Chile and this is one of them. It is well kept and interesting to visit, spectacular views.

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good thing to do on a rainy day. If you are interested in Pablo Neruda and poetry it is great. The audio self guided tour is good and informative. Would not recommend going with young children.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the home of Pablo Neruda!!! The views were fantastic. Loved seeing the treasured items he collected from around the world. The English Audio tour was a perfect guide as we wandered the different levels of the home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing even if you are not familiar with Neruda or his work. The history of Neruda and the home are fascinating. There is a charge to get in for the tour, but it is not expensive.

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La Serena, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this museum. It's well worth the walk up the hill. Pablo Neruda's poem about his beloved home is lovely. Their are English translations via an audio guide. Interesting and informative and really helps you to step back into his life. The treasures are many and varied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the houses that were built by Neruda. Like la Chascona in Santiago, this house is laid out on several levels, has quirky interiors and gives an insight over the lifestyle of one of the major South American poets of the XXI century.

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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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