Gabriela Mistral House and Museum, Vicuna

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Learn more about the life of one of Chile’s most prominent political, social, and literary figures with a visit to Gabriela Mistral House and Museum. Gabriela Mistral was a poet, feminist, and educator, and also the first Latin-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, back in 1945. Displays of Mistral’s personal belongings, manuscripts, unfinished works, book collection, and awards all combine at the museum--her birthplace--to give visitors a picture of the life she lived. Be aware that all information here is written in Spanish, so take a phrase book along. Put Gabriela Mistral House and Museum and other Vicuna attractions into our Vicuna tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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192 reviews
  • It was small, expensive, I learned nothing. Really do not understand the attraction of this place... To be a great Chilean poet, lacks recognition and history. Well do not value our culture
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  • At the height of winter holidays, is closed on weekends (say by remodeling) but if there will be in the week? Then it is not understood. If the weekend is full of tourists because it does not open? And so after authorities complain of the low culture of the country. Zero logical closing of Museum.
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  • Building new, spacious, nice photos. The House where was born Gabriela Mistral is not that show that this faith demolished in the name of 'progress'.
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  • Beautiful set spacious museum with flowing exhibition about the writers life work and heritage. By the way, she named "El Salvador the thumb of the Americas" : ))
  • Good to visit to learn some history.
  • Simple but interesting information about a great pioneer woman
  • Museo de Grabriela Mistral
  • Well recreated home of poet
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Where to stay in Vicuna

Backpacker-friendly hostels sit alongside pristine boutique hotels in Vicuna, with sculpted gardens and swimming pools as added bonuses. South of the river and on the outskirts of town, you can find larger, pricier resorts with luxury facilities and services. Highway 41 offers good access to the wineries of the region, with some boasting rustic rooms for rent.
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