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    Mio
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    4 Dec 06, 2013

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    Wandering Tumbleweed
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Pablo Neruda's houses are a great way to learn Chilean history and culture. Pablo Neruda was a Nobel Prize winning poet,and foreign diplomat. His 3 homes and varied collections, and tastes were as eclectic as the era he lived in (he died in the 70's shortly after the military coup). Skip the hustle and bustle of downtown Santiago and visit Neruda's La Chascona located close to Cerro San Cristobal....and if venturing further visit Neruda's home in Isla Negra (not too far from Santiago), and La Sebastiana in Valparaiso.

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    Cristhian S
    4 Sep 04, 2013

    Casa de Isla Negra was one of Pablo Neruda's three houses in Chile. It is located at Isla Negra, a coastal area of El Quisco commune, located about 45 km south of Valparaíso and 96 km west of Santiago. It was his favorite house and where he and his third wife, Matilde Urrutia, spent the majority of their time in Chile. Neruda, a lover of the sea and all things maritime, built the home to resemble a ship with low ceilings, creaking wood floors, and narrow passageways. A passionate collector, every room has a different collection of bottles, ship figureheads, maps, ships in bottles, and an impressive array of shells, which are located in their own "Under the Sea" room.
    Neruda and Urrutia are both buried there, with a clear view of their beach. In English, Isla Negra means "Black Island," which refers to a rock outcropping nearby, however Isla Negra is not, in fact, an island.
    During the winter, the area is subject to heavy rains, which inspired Neruda to write his Oda a la Tormenta ("Ode to the Storm"). Isla Negra was also Neruda's inspiration for many other poems.
    The house is now a museum, managed by the Pablo Neruda Foundation, and has become a popular tourist destination.

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    Jennifer Millikan
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Nobel prize winning author Pablo Neruda had 3 houses in Chile, one of which is in Santiago. I visited all 3 while I was there and enjoyed them. They are unique homes with some insight into his outlook on life.

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    5 May 27, 2013
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Even people who aren't fans of poetry are moved by the homes of Pablo Neruda, the renowned Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Neruda had three homes in Chile: one in Santiago, another in Valparaiso, and his especially beloved beach hom in Isla Negra. The poet poured his soul into his homes, and visitors are left with an understanding of why his poetry has touched so many people. ... read more
All three homes are built like boats, for the maritime-loving poet (who, in fact, didn't much like being on boats in the water) - multiple stories, narrow halls and staircases, and vertiginous vistas.

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