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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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  • This is the best characterization to visit the homes of Pablo Neruda. To Isla Negra, located by the sea, on top of a small hill, is probably the most iconic, with your unique construction, which took years to change over the life of the poet. His collections of shells, pipes, bottles and various objects are separate attractions.
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  • Maybe the entrance to 7 thousand pesos (more than $10) is too expensive. Beyond that, Neruda Museum is very interesting and perhaps reveals details that do not imagine your life. When I saw the bedroom, small, the bed facing the windows, from which the waves of the Pacific, as backs of whale fat, were seen approaching and cover rocks to then retire, was captivated: how not fall for that site. But other rooms bear still more surprises this "Marino of the Mainland" as offered defined themselves. There is his tomb. Of step, you can choose a good place in the area where eat fish. Believe me, that is the best.
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  • Rather than a House is a Museum, surprising and different objects make of this House of Neruda a place must to visit, each collection already it would like to a museum. A tour guided with audio personal and in the language according to the tourists, in groups of around 10 people, it expected not more than 30 minutes, should have many visitors, while you delight with the environment and view privileged of the beach and ocean. Either watching the biographical video of the artist. The tour ends in the tomb of Neruda and his beloved Matilde. It also has the side restaurant and souvenir shop. To a block of the street main of island black. $7,000 adults $2,500 children
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