La Chascona, Santiago

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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. PutLa 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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  • Very interesting to see the home of Pablo Neruda. It is a short walk to/from San Cristobal so you can do these attractions together. The cost is about $8 USD. They do take credit cards. It is a... 
    Very interesting to see the home of Pablo Neruda. It is a short walk to/from San Cristobal so you can do these attractions together. The cost is about $8 USD. They do take credit cards. It is a...  more »
  • If you are a Pablo Neruda fan you will want to visit this. House is small but interesting. Walk through the Bella Vista area to get there is full of wonderful murals on the buildings. 
    If you are a Pablo Neruda fan you will want to visit this. House is small but interesting. Walk through the Bella Vista area to get there is full of wonderful murals on the buildings.  more »
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  • Good to learn the history behind a great writer but the audio guide could have done more to explain his colorful political affiliations and influences. Would have also liked to get more glimpses of his literary works. Nonetheless worthwhile hour or two.
  • I had a nice tour, and my tour guide spoke English. I speak Spanish a little, but it was nice to have an English speaking guide. I was the only one on that particular tour, so I tried to show him where I came from on a wildly inaccurate 15th century map, and that was fun. I really liked how Neruda and I both have an affinity for blue bottles and nautical themes.

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