La Chascona, Santiago

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#1 of 207 in Museums in Chile
A former home away from home for the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, La Chascona now serves as a museum dedicated to the artist's life and career. Even today, you can see Neruda's left-field tastes in the design of the house. The living room, made to feel like a lighthouse, and the dining room, designed like a ship's cabin, pays homage to the great poet's love of the sea. Look for the two-faced portrait of Matilde Urrutia, Neruda's fiery redheaded lover. Inspect it closely to see the hidden image of Neruda's face whispering into his forbidden lover's ear. Reserve your tickets at least a day in advance to avoid disappointment. Put La Chascona into our Santiago trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • After Isla Negra this is I would say Neruda's most beautiful house. You can learn here a great deal about the poet's life, get to know some of the things he talks about in his memoirs and some Chilean...  more »
  • The person that we attended at the entrance, chatting with people around and not even paid attention to us. Not even looked at us, at a time when we ask your attention and told us that the entrance was ch$ 7000(u$s 15), the most expensive of all the museums in Santiago. Higher quality museums charge less or are completely free in Santiago that I think this silly value by what they offer and above all such poor care. A lack of respect to the tourists that visit. Regalame your vote
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  • The experience is a journey with an audioguide that goes through the different areas of the House telling a little of what things had to Neruda. In my opinion a bit boring and quite more expensive than it should be.
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  • La Chascona was an enchanting place. It is one of the homes of Chilean Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda. Pictures aren't allowed in interior spaces but can be taken outside. Even if you are not familiar with his work, you will feel intrigued by the home and feel the love shared there.
  • This is one of Pablo Neruda's houses that now is a museum open to the community. In this place you can see how this famous poet lived, and enjoy all those beautiful corners where he shared many times with his woman and friends. This property is managed by a private foundation that is in charge of all his inheritance. A 40 minutes audio guided tour inside the house-museum is available for the visitors for $CLP 7,000 (USD 11). I highly recommend to visit this place.
  • Very interesting place. Neatly melds personality, politics and culture. Amazing living room art and artifacts.
  • Visiting Chile without paying homage to Pablo Neruda is like going to St. Peters without knowing who the Pope is. You should visit this wonderful little home tucked in the shadow of the Cerro San Cristobal and be jealous that it is not your home! It will cost you only $7.000 CLP and you can get a self guided tour with a headset in English. This was a city highlight for us.
  • Great place to go in Santiago. The included audio tour was well made and my six year old daughter could understand. The little store after was expensive but really beautiful.
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