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“Another reason why I love Neruda”

La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)
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Owner description: 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.
Bengaluru, India
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“Another reason why I love Neruda”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Before setting out for Chile, I knew this for sure: I have loved Pablo Neruda's poetry since I was a teenager. So, I board a micro 612 in Valparaiso to La Sebastiana, its four quirky floors overlooking the scenic Oceana Pacifico. Like a child in fairyland, I took in the ambience of poetic magic: the gilded figures and historic panels near the entrance, the famous wooden horse amidst the chaise lounges in his sitting room, the green goblets on a dining table set for one of his lauded dinners ~ and a door that made me laugh out loud. Marked Pedicure, it marked the restroom off the pink bar where Neruda tended to his guests' drinks. As a writer myself, I could barely tear myself away from his study, decorated with maps, Delft pottery and book-lined shelves. By evening, I was in love with Neruda and his Chile all over again. Sans doubt.

Visited November 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“house #3”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

of the 3 houses this one is the smallest and least unusual. his belongings are all there though, and the audio guide is very thorough.

Visited June 2014
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Seville, Spain
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“Interesting Visit”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Great insight into one of Chile's most prolific writers, politician and all round legend. Such tatse displayed throughout the house with touches from all over the world. Worth a visit while in Valpa!

Visited May 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“very interesting place to visit”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

this was a very interesting place to visit, especially if you know Pablo Neruda. The famous painting by Diego Rivera of Neruda's wife is there. It is in a very nice neighborhood to get lunch after your visit. They have audio tours in several languages.

Visited June 2014
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Paarl, South Africa
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“Magical celebration of life”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Whilst doing research for an article I'm taken back to my visit to this house.It was magical and I keep images in my mind to re-visit.Went there in 2006 and have been recommending to everyone since.Neruda can teach us all how to live in a playful yet philosophical manner.Eclectic decor,colourful,bordering on surreal.

Visited May 2014
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