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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

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Address: Ricardo de Ferrari 692, Valparaiso 2371819, Chile
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+56 32 225 6606
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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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Wonderful self-guied tours and amazing hillsid eviews

it is a drive up to La Sebastiana, but it is worth it. Pablo Neruda's house is quirky, colorful and very interesting. The self-guided tour is well done, and the views from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Belmont, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is a drive up to La Sebastiana, but it is worth it. Pablo Neruda's house is quirky, colorful and very interesting. The self-guided tour is well done, and the views from the home are outstanding. I recommend a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are not big fans of museums but we liked this self audio guided tour which is available in multiple languages. The content of the information provided is interesting they give you the right amount of info. it is not too long and just enough to learn and appreciate the life of Pablo Neruda and his beautiful/fun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't really know what to expect, I am not the museum buff at all but the house was interesting, the audio comments were VERY interesting and overall I liked my time spent there even considering the price (7000 CLP)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this deserves the top rating! It was very informative such a fantastic house. What amazing views from the top. Don't miss this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Informational earphones included. Don't miss it. The house of Pablo Neruda is a must see. Take a taxi if you don't want to walk uphill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the times a queue to get in. Good audioguide in English. This is a five storey house with 1 to 3 rooms per floor. Rather narrow staircases where it is a bit difficult to meet people going in the opposite direction. The interior is well kept, but the exterior is terribly rundown. The windows are in heavy need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I urge you to read up a bit on Neruda before vising this home. In a nutshell, the home itself is exquisite, and the audio guide will tell you no more than stories about what you see in the home. Pay attention to what's missing, however, and you learn a bit about Chilean politics. For example, there isn't a single... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place where you must be in Valparaiso. A house of great character like his old owner. Complicated access but worth to any kind of effort.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

5 storey house, each floor has 1 or 2 rooms, 12' x12'. All the furniture is still there. Tight stairs, with many people. Long line to get in, not much shade. Great view of the port.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the museum is very interesting, we were smitten by the garden pathways and spent an entire afternoon wandering from bench to bench, breathing in the atmosphere that inspired such poetry.

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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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