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La Sebastiana Museum House Admission Ticket
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La Sebastiana Museum House Admission Ticket
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“pablo neruda”(207 reviews)
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“his life”(57 reviews)
This four-story home, offering 360 degree views of the city, is highlighted by "the jar of smoke," a round, post-modern fireplace designed by Neruda himself.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ricardo De Ferrari 692, Valparaiso 2381661, Chile
+56 32 225 6606
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 8, 2008

Pablo Neruda was quite a character; poet, diplomat, architect, bon vivant and probably Chile's most famous native son. If you intend to go to Chile, particularly Santiago and Valparaiso, read up on the man so that when you visit this house and his others in...More

3  Thank maddogrick
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 9, 2005

Pablo Neruda House La Sebastiana is situated on a steep hill overlooking the city and harbour. It has many levels and one can walk around the gardens and the interior without a tour guide. It is well worth your time to explore this house as...More

9  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The floor of Neruda’s bedroom was closed off from visitors because of construction (which was loud) yet the museum still charged full price tickets. They do have audio tours in English but the spaces are so small and with all the tourists inside you’re often...More

Thank Kate_M_27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this house sufficiently. It is crammed full of the personal possessionsof a literary genius and national treasure. Take your own headphones as the handheld audio sets are not that easy to hear.

Thank DinnerLady2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really happy we made this part of our trip to Valparaiso. The house is fun and the audio tour is decent. One floor was blocked off to us for renovations but it wasn't a huge problem and the views are spectacular. Good gift...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Take a city bus from the center of town; it is relatively easy if you are adventurous at all, and everyone will inform you where to get off the bus. The house and decor are beautiful and artistically unpredictable. I was inspired to make my...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

The house was A treasure to share in. The tour is self guided; and includes an audio phone ( with various languages to chose from). The cost was reasonable (approx $7.000 Luca). The place is not that big so you can walk the 5 flea...More

Thank ookoobear
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

It is one of the most iconic and important places in Valparaíso. It is not allowed to take pictures inside the house (to the objects of the house). If you have a student certificate (of any nationality), you pay $ 2,500clp (3.7usd) for the ticket,...More

Thank Claudio C
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

La Sebastiana is a very nice house one the top of Cerro Bellavista. We really enjoyed the audio tour and of course the amazing view. But, I don't know, everything the tell you about Pablo Neruda draws the Picture that he was a kind of...More

Thank Al F
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I found La Sebastiana disappointing. It is an art deco villa of average interest but with fabulous views of Valparaiso. Neruda made an arresting ovoid change to one of the fireplaces but otherwise his taste was quirky but conventionally nineteenth century. His bar side conversation...More

Thank LondonVam
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I went there just to meet the Neruda`s House but you also can see a good view from Val Paraiso and if you prefer, you can pay to have a tour inside Neruda`s house.

Thank Gabriel D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

he lived there apparently less than 6 months excessively expensive for quite few soul it was a deception, 1000 times better, go to the other residence la isla negra

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Bunny C
October 17, 2017|
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Response from starkman2017 | Reviewed this property |
There is a website that shows the gallery store merchadice and maybe get a spanish speaking freind to talk to the docents. good luck
December 13, 2016|
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Response from Tracy & Richard o | Reviewed this property |
They take credit card
NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum. Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places. so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently. 2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.
January 27, 2015|
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Response from Fortism | Reviewed this property |
I lived in Valparaiso for one year it can get dangerous at times as big cities are but I think you had bad luck. Sorry about what happened I can assure you Chilean people in general are amazing.