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La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)

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Address: Ricardo de Ferrari 692, Valparaiso 2371819, 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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Don't miss this attraction. Must see.

I had to talk my husband into seeing this house of Pablo. We both thought Pablo was " just a poet" , not realizing the role he played in the politics of Chile. Patrons are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had to talk my husband into seeing this house of Pablo. We both thought Pablo was " just a poet" , not realizing the role he played in the politics of Chile. Patrons are provided with audioguides which enhances the experience of visiting and there is a short video of Pablo's life and times for you to see. The... More 

Thank Pinkysenor
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited all 3 of Neruda's houses (Valparaiso, Santiago and isla Negra). Each one is distinctive and sheds light on the poet's playful approach to architecture and his surroundings.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit to the poet's house, which is full of his collections / adult toys. The house itself is also lovely design and the artist personality comes through. Good audio guide too. If you are a student, bring an ISIC card as you get 4000 pesos discount on entrance (general entry 6000 pesos, estudiantes 2000 pesos)

Thank Simonidies
Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love literature this a great place to visit. Located on a hill with amazing ocean views is one of the eccentric homes of Pablo Neruda. It's a great immersive visit to the poet's life and point of view.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of a guided tour of the town. We only had a vague notion of who Pablo Neruda was so it had little significance to us. The audio tour is OK but lengthy. The house is quirky and interesting to go round. It has great views of the town and ocean. However we could not identify with the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to Valparaiso, you must check this out. If you're not a fan of literature or have no idea who Pablo Neruda is- don't worry, the view from the house over the city is worth it. Entry is about $10AUD and includes an audio self-tour. This is a great way to get an appreciation for the city. If... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went solely base on the fact that this was ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. It is only $12/person to get in and we got map as well as an audio to follow the story all the way up the house. The views from nearly any rooms are breathtaking. The house is beautiful and pretty much intact. This is definitely a... More 

Thank Steve R
Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place with amazing views of the city. Entry fee was 6000 . Opens at around 10.00 hours, go early to avoid the crowds. Great audio your included in the entrance fee.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place and so glad we did. Had no idea who Pablo Neruda was and this house taught me so much not only about Pablo but his poetry and his country. It is such an interesting and quirky house and you feel like he is still living there. It really does give you a sense of the... More 

Thank John W
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly beautiful, and definitely worth visiting: Pablo Neruda's house in Valparaiso... with views like that, anyone writes beautiful poems I guess ;-)

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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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