La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House), Valparaiso

4.3
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.
Create an itinerary including La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House)
map
La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4,184 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    We have been to all Neruda houses, this is perhaps the less impressive but nonetheless worth the visit. If you have time visit Isla Negra or Santiago. While visiting do not miss the short movie reel. ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Even if you're not a fan of Pablo Neruda, the visit of his house is worth. The view alone is great. There are many interesting objects and there is an audio guide in English, which is very interesting. Admission is not sooo cheap but I would go even a second.
    View original
  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful and inspiring. The entrance is expensive. 7000 pesos. But it was worth completely. Technological super tour, does not have guide service but the alternative is great as facilitate you an interactive medium that explains the details of the House so you don't miss a detail.
    View original
Google
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 26, 2017
    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 .
  • July 30, 2017
    Not very exciting. But if you want a nice view of the city you should visit it.
  • August 3, 2017
    gu3no gueno gueno!!!

Plan your trip to Valparaiso

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Valparaiso

Since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2002, Valparaiso tourism has experienced a meteoric rise. The city now offers a wide range of accommodations, especially budget hostels and mid-range hotels and inns. Cerro Alegre, a hill just to the west of the city center, offers perhaps the largest range of options and looks out over the bustling port. Stay in the friendly neighborhood of Cerro Concepcion to enjoy the best of Valparaiso's cafe culture.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Valparaiso by other users

2 days in Valparaiso SEE PLAN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Valparaiso BY A USER FROM CHILE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Peru, Chile & Bolivia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Valparaiso BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Valparaiso BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Valparaiso BY A USER FROM CHILE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Chile BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans