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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

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Address: Ricardo de Ferrari 692, Valparaiso 2371819, Chile
Phone Number: +56 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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Even if you're not a fan of Neruda, you will enjoy the tour through the house. There are multiple levels so be aware before you buy your ticket.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you're not a fan of Neruda, you will enjoy the tour through the house. There are multiple levels so be aware before you buy your ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is worth it to trek to the top of Valparaiso and visit Pablo Neruda's house. For a small fee, you can tour the home via an audio guide. Every piece of furniture and art has a story. This was the highlight of my day trip to Valparaiso.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quaint house on many levels (at least five). Interesting to see so many knick knacks and personal effects still in pace. Good audio guide (included in the price). Interesting to imagine life in the house in its heyday - so it would have been nice to have seen more of Pablo himself - some pictures, biographical information etc. The place... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it was very nice walking in Panpblo Neruda's house and discover his personality and habits. the hiuse has a beautiful view of the see, port and golf of Valparaiso.tge audioguida provide a very good description.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pablo's house in Valparaiso is not as interesting as his houses in Isla Negra or in Santiago but it is worth a visit. It is a little hard to find because Valparaiso is a maze of funky old buildings. The best part of the house tour is imagining Don Pablo sitting in the chair he called "la nube". Pablo's legacy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all Pablo Neruda's house, it is beautiful and very atmospheric. No need to take a taxi;just hop on Micro O which will take you to La Sebastiana, while admiring the picturesque cerros and colourful houses on the way, for a few pesos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked our visit to la Sebastiana. The explanations that come with the audioguide in various languages are interesting and allow you to get an idea of what was the life of Neruda. Although our tastes didn't match the poet's ones, we loved to discover his dear place. Pictures are allowed, but only of the views and not of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The self guided walking tour with individual audio points out all the historical as well as the quirky attributes of Neruda's house. Highly recommended. Walk here from the lower cerros and you'll pass the Museo Cielo Abierto. Enlightening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like history so I like it a lot this place, it gives you a good idea of the life of Pablo Neruda, the architecture of the house is fun to see

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting house, the audio guides are nice. A really good way to spend a morning or afternoon. Every floor is filled with knick knacks and art pieces and bits of history....Really enjoyed exploring.

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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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