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“Well worth a detour”
Review of La Sebastiana

La Sebastiana
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US$102.00*
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Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour
Ranked #6 of 148 things to do in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed 3 July 2014

A little way out of the centre, but worth the effort. An eccentric and eclectic museum full of history, art and politics. I loved it!

Thank George S
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

One of three of Pablo Neruda's houses open to the public, this one has great views of the city, and the house and its contents were amazing

Thank Trevor D
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Inspiring house of Neruda, makes me wonder why current architecture for houses is quite boring and simplified. Haven't visited all three but this makes me take a new trip to Chile to see the other two.

Thank Tuomas N
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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.

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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.

Thank Leah W
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