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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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  • It is a place that needs to go, devote time, this approx. 70 km from Valparaíso, and there is one bus line. I think that is more simple go from Santiago. The House has an incredible to the Pacific view in addition to the collections of objects that belonged to Neruda. It is a very special place... Not give 5 stars because I was a Saturday and the ticket office was closed from 14 to 15 hours for collation, seemed incredible a so tourist place, to be particularly up to there, do not work in continuous time. It is a pity...
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  • This fully reflects Pablo Neruda's House the various sides of personality and unique character of the Chilean poet. There is a section devoted to baby Neruda ("the child who does not play, it is not a child, but an adult who does not play has lost forever the child who has within himself"), a piece that mirrors the captain in his boat on land and the great lover of the sea ... Full of nautical objects, figureheads, tools, bottles with sand or ships ... in short, everything reflects the love of the sea, away from the home itself and through the large Windows that make the inside part out. ... Even his tomb is on the prow of the ship on the coast. When you buy a ticket, it indicates the time of the visit, which takes place with a practical and comprehensive audio guide. Absolutely recommended!
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  • A House Museum amazing where is can appreciate the madness of the mind of the great Neruda. You have to call or go early because the entries are by groups and you always have to expect worse on days off or public holidays. IT IS WORTH GOING!
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