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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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  • To visit the home of Pablo Neruda in Isla Negra is fascinating. The format of the home and all your history is a treat to those looking for something more on visit to Chile. Cannot take pictures inside the House. After the visit you can go down the beach and play in the water of the Pacific. Lunch can be held in the on-site restaurant, but as in all Chile the price of meals are expensive. But it's worth a lot to meet the House!
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  • The House of the poet is without doubt a redoubt where all we would like to stay. It is a dream place, not only thought of every detail, but studied it, meditated it and placed each object where it should be. It is an austere House, its opulence is located in treasures that fill it: masks of bows with name and surname, mythological sculptures, collections of bottles, snails and beetles. Your desktop where it captured part of his work, there also is the place that houses it in eternity next to his beloved Matilde. I recommend it without a doubt, since Santiago is in little more than one hour by motorway.
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  • Pablo Neruda's national icon, writer, poet, Bohemian, consul, Senator, where Chileans have as national sport visit their homes. Isla Negra to me is the most beautiful and eccentric. This is the visit because it is sealed by the sea, where the poet and your wife lay in front of the Pacific. Come early and avoid the long lines of the weekends. CHP 7,000 can park in the streets around. Difficult accessibility for special needs.
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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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