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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  • August 11, 2017
    Best of Neruda. And bargain we have sea views. Tip: If you are in a group of three or more rent a car in Santiago for this tour. Is more to come with the tours.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Fantastic visit. Made with audio guide and was great. The House that resembles a boat is spectacular and full of details. I learned a lot about the story of Pablo Neruda. Outside the view of the Pacific and cannot touch or walk into the sea.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Interesting tour of a House very pecualiar, unique architecture and original if you like to know the life and work of Pablo Neruda, I recommend the are guided tours in different languages
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  • July 17, 2017
    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.
  • April 28, 2017
    The most beautiful of Neruda´s houses. Spectacular outside views (specially from his bedroom), and beautifully decorated!
  • March 7, 2017
    Lovely place. What a view and nice exhibition. Minus on the audio tour though. One should have a live guide at a poets museum...
  • March 24, 2017
    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.
  • December 7, 2016
    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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