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La Chascona Museum House Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Casa Museo La Chascona, Fernando Maquez de la Plata 0192, Santiago Chile

    Many of Neruda’s friends were participants of the guarded secret of “La Chascona”.  Among them the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, who painted a portrait of Matilde with two heads.  If you pay attention to her hair, you could see to appear the diffused profile of Neruda, the lover who was still remained hidden.  This is one of the pieces shown in the house – museum today.

    In February 1955, Neruda was separated from Delia del Carril and he moved in to “La Chascona”.  The house had kept growing with the addition of a kitchen and a dining room. Afterwards a bar and a library were built.  The architect Carlos Martner was in charge of the latest additions in 1958.  For then Rodriguez Arias had returned to Europe.

    Martner have commented the singularity with which Neruda constructed his houses. He didn’t do it accordingly to the conventional procedures, starting with the design of function, space and structural plans:  “In one occasion he had a window, a picture and an armchair he liked a lot, and he wanted to create a corner were they were included” – then, the poet conditioned the space to the object, the whole to the part.

    At “La Chascona” is fulfilled what Miguel Rojas Mix observed when he made note that Neruda modeled his spaces far from the bourgeoisie pleasure: More than the ostentatious fronts, he had interest in the intimacy of the interior ambient.

    “La Chascona” Had its death and resurrection.  On September 23rd, 1973, days after the military coup which overthrow President Salvador Allende, Neruda died at the Santa Maria Clinic of Santiago. “La Chascona had been object of vandalism acts. The ditch so loved by the poet was obstructed and the house was flooded, it had to be placed some wood slabs over the mud in order to make possible the entrance of his remains, since Matilde Urrutia insisted to have his funeral in there. She together with a few friends spent that night in the broken windows living room.

    Matilde made a big effort to fix the damages of the house she had built with Neruda, and she continued living in it until her death in 1985.
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    Departure Point
    La Chascona
    Departure Time
    4/9/2019 - 12/31/2019Tuesday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Audio-guide system available in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish
    • Entry/Admission - Casa Museo La Chascona
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    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Pablo Neruda Museum Houses have a limited daily capacity and access is first-come, first serve.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    This place has all the ingredients for a great visit, a great character, good story ,great infrastructure and great surroundings!
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    Walking up to the Chascona from the front street you are greeted with the view of the house. The poet Pablo Neruda abode has so much detail and was constructed to be inti mate like some of his poetry. The tour is self guided but with hand held audio devices which is great, this
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    A gorgeous day but no pictures other than the garden. See the film as you start -- it sets the tone. Enjoyable but really no narrative about what you're seeing the rooms. Small giftshop sort of interesting.
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    In high school, Pablo Neruda was the only author that I could understand so I could not give up the chance of visiting “La Chascona”. There were so many things I did not know about him! The guided tour with the audio guide was fantastic and sooooo realistic, it really took me
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    Whether you know who Pablo Neruda is or not, this place will be a fun visit. I enjoyed walking around, and enjoyed the multi level set up, I loved the dining room which was colorful and fun. The gardens also allowed for some quiet exploration. His living room offered a nice view
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    • Casa Museo La Chascona
    • Duration: 1h
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