Casa de Isla Negra, Isla Negra

4.7
#1 of 14 in Museums in Valparaiso Region
Built on a rocky headland overlooking the ocean, Casa de Isla Negra commemorates the life and work of this world-famous poet. The residence features a ship-like interior and a number of eccentric collections, including a huge number of shells in the "Under the Sea" room. Watch the short video about Neruda's life in the lobby. Walk under the low ceilings, through narrow passageways, and across the creaking wooden floors of the rooms decorated with ship figureheads, maps, ships in bottles, masks, and wooden carvings from all over the world. See the huge tusk of a narwhal, which Neruda brought from Norway. Enter the master bedroom, and notice how the bed faces windows with a clear view of the ocean. Neruda lived in the house with his third wife, and the claim that this was his favorite residence is supported by the fact that both spouses were buried here. Work out when and for how long to visit Casa de Isla Negra and other Isla Negra attractions using our handy Isla Negra day trip planning website .
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  • It is to meet and learn from a Grande: Pablo. Neruda. Enjoy and don't forget to visit in terms of the House. Museum and surroundings: Park, beach and sea your stay should be around three hours because the necessary knowledge in contact with nature and their history can be...
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  • A fantastic house inspiring a great poet. Room by room reveals new exciting decor, art and collections. Visit it early in the morning (10 am). Use the time needed to admire all the details and by that...  more »
  • I have to confess that I have visited this place because a friend of ours wanted to go, we've been perplexed and I have no regrets for anything, excellent system offering listening guide.
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  • Beautiful views and great food. The Pisco Sour was awesome. Machas a la parmesana and camarones al pil pil were our appetizer choices. Try this place, you'll love it.
  • The most beautiful of Neruda´s houses. Spectacular outside views (specially from his bedroom), and beautifully decorated!
  • Lovely place. What a view and nice exhibition. Minus on the audio tour though. One should have a live guide at a poets museum...
  • I didn't like audioguías that much but I enjoyed a lot the house and it's decorations. Neruda lived a very interesting life and you should go to his last house to know a little more about him. It's expensive to enter it.
  • Magical setting to the life and works of one of humanity's literary champions. All collected items hold some sort of spiritual presence. Especially blown away by the collection of sea shells.

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