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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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Joy and Len

Do not miss this! The walk up the artistic stairs, the history and contributions of Pablo Neruda, the one-of-a-kind incredible home cannot be matched!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss this! The walk up the artistic stairs, the history and contributions of Pablo Neruda, the one-of-a-kind incredible home cannot be matched!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous views, amazing, quirky house designed by a major 20th century cultural figure. Audio self-guided tour provided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

\Good afternoon activity, especially if you like walking\ Price of entry was 7000Cpeso (10-11$ US) The story surrounding Naruda is fascinating and sinister at the same time. You Tour his house from the 50s experiencing great views of the local scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house and the story of Pablo Neruda is genuinely interesting and the guy was one for himself. I liked the audio explanation and all the objects contained in the house. Only 2 disappointments, the price on their website says 6000 pesos and at the entrance it's 7000, off course it doesn't make a big difference but when you live... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful house with a beautiful view of the city and the pacific ocean. Your guided through the house by an audio guide available in different languages. A very interesting way to learn more about Pablo Neruda's personality, lifestyle and inspirations. Try to avoid the busier hours, as the house doesn't have a lot of walking space (but they do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous house reflecting the life of Pablo Neruda, the great reta Chilean poet. Wonderful art including eclectic but gorgeous pieces he saved, for example the wonderful wooden merry go round horse in the living room. Great views. Well worth the climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neruda loved this home he created with its unparalleled view of the ocean and the city he adored. It is full of the fanciful belongings that he collected over many years. Audio self tours were available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told we had to go an visit this place, so we did without even knowing Neruda. We enjoyed the whole experience though, including spending time before hand meandering up the streets to get to the house. Price was 7000 pesos but included English audio guide so we could understand everything. Interesting to see the quirky house, and... More 

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very intuitive vision. Walking through his hone was like walking through one of his poems. Full of surprises and laughter at every corner. Nice having the different languages to hear about the artist. Would recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house was a but of a drive from Vina Del Mar but it is very worth it. They give you a phone and it goes threw the whole house. There was some really interesting and funny facts.

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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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