La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House), Valparaiso

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A multicolored, tiered house on top of a hill, La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House) provided the setting for the writing of some of the world's beloved poetic masterpieces. Today, Pablo Neruda's former residence pays tribute to the artist's legacy and contains artworks, 1950s furniture, and quirky bric-a-brac collected over the years. Visit early in the morning or towards closing time to avoid the crowds and long lines at the entrance. Using our online itinerary creator, Valparaiso attractions like La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The house itself is cool to see and the view from its terrace is awesome but asking for more than 10 EUROS for the entrance is way too much.  more »
  • We'd heard that this is the least impressive/interesting of Pablo Neruda's houses - if that's true, I can't even imagine the others (which we, sadly, were not able to visit). La Sebastiana was great -...  more »
  • This is one of Pablo Neruda's homes and it is worth a visit. The house has a fantastic view of the city and is very quirky. The furnishings are amazing and I really enjoyed learning more about the poe...  more »
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  • The five storey private home of Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda is something of a pilgrimage for Chileans. While the excellent English audio tour gives a flavour of the man, a reading of his history beforehand would flesh out the experience for those not familiar with his life and work. Even if you nothing about Neruda, the house is interesting in it's own right. There are commanding views of the city from its hilltop location and the interior is decorated with  eclectic objects assembled and arranged by a discerning expert. The walk back into the tiwn centre takes in the Bella Vista district but does involve steep gradients, uneven surfaces and long flights of stairs.
  • Only go if you are interested in Pablo Neruda and his life as a poet and human. Or go if crazy architecture and messy random indoor decoration does it for you. I enjoyed it quite a bit because the house is constructed quite crazy and illogical. Which is fantastic in my opinion. On the flipside, the general entry fee is high. 7000 pesos, for a house you can walk through in around 15 minutes. Luckily they have a big student discount, so make use of that! If you don't have a general interest in either those 2 things I would spend money on this one. Just a bit too pricey for what you get.
  • It was a beautiful place and i enjoyed the multilingual audio guide systems. It was a bit expensive tho at 1,400 peso per person. But it was a great view from up top. Mind u there are no photos allowed in the house . But all the same we loved it .
  • Lovely museum for the house of Pablo Neruda in the hills of Valparaiso. There is a student discount if you have an international student card (only international) but the cost is about 1/3 (2000 pesos vs. 7000) There are beautiful sights but I would recommend going on a clear day if possible. There's a hand held audio tour with multiple languages as well.
  • Astonishing view of Valparaíso's bay. Cool museum and many cozy places in the garden area