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Casa de Isla Negra, Isla Negra

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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. For Casa de Isla Negra and beyond, use our Isla Negra travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Isla Negra vacation.
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  • Isla Negra was an easy and enjoyable day trip by metro public bus from Santiago. Pablo Nerudas house was as gorgeous and interesting as everyone says. The view of the beach and waves is superb, could ...  more »
  • Nice location and interesting house, worth a weekend trip from Santiago, especially for Pablo Neruda fans.  more »
  • We happened to visit here on a weekend right before a national holiday (May 1). That resulted in a whole lot of people wanting to see this place! The staff still handled it well but there was a bit of...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting place, helpful staff, beautiful relaxing beach near by. Great lockers!
  • 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.