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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  • Even if you don’t enjoy poetry, Pablo Neruda’s house in Santiago: La Chascona is a must when visiting the city. You get to know a lot on Chile history around the time he lived there as well as other important historic events.
  • A very nice house and an interesting story about this great poet. I think the audio guide is too long for most of the rooms and they should make it possible to sit in the garden so we would get a better Feeling of the place.

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