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La Chascona Tours

Beloved Chilean poet and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto – otherwise known as Pablo Neruda (1904–1973) – helped design this quirky, nautical-themed home for himself and his third wife, Matilde Urrutia, for whom La Chascona (“tangle-haired woman”) is named.

Bursting with Neruda´s odd collections and romantic personality, the house serves as unique insight into one of the most important figures in the country´s recent history. Music boxes, exotic artifacts, original chinaware, toys, antiques, and an overwhelming library with thousands of books are only part of the appeal; also on display are a replica of his Nobel Prize (presented in 1971 for literature) and a portrait of Urrutia by the famous artist Diego Rivera, which holds a secret of its own.

Though later vandalized by dictator Pinochet´s men, La Chascona has been restored and is now open to the public via tours (English included). La Sebastiana in Valparaiso and Casa de Isla Negra in Isla Negra, Neruda´s other two homes, are also preserved and maintained as museums revealing his life and obsessions. Although Pinochet outlawed the observance of Neruda´s funeral, thousands of loyal Chileans filled the streets in his honor nonetheless. After a walk through La Chascona´s bizarrely enchanting chambers, visitors will easily understand how the passionate writer and dedicated communist could continue to inspire people for generations.


Photo courtesy of Pekka Parhi via Wikimedia Commons.

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La Chascona Museum House Admission Ticket, Santiago, null
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La Chascona Museum House Admission Ticket

In 1953, Pablo Neruda started to build a house in Santiago, for Matilde Urrutia, his secret love in that time. He called the house “La Chascona” in her honor, ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.00
Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour, Santiago, Attraction Tickets
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Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour

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The Route of Neruda is a tour in which you will visit every museum of Pablo Neruda. Visit La Casa, museo in Isla Negra, La Sebastiana in Viña del Mar and ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.00
Panoramic Santiago Bike Tour, Santiago, Cultural Tours
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Panoramic Santiago Bike Tour

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Explore Santiago's main parks and landmarks by mountain bike on this 3-hour tour. In a small group of no more than seven, pedal through the cycle paths and ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

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Santiago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Santiago, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Santiago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Marvel at the best of Santiago from an open-top double-decker bus, complete with informative commentary. You'll have the option to hop on or off as many times ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: Flexible

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Private Full-Day Bike Tour of Santiago, Santiago, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private Full-Day Bike Tour of Santiago

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Get a street-level view of Santiago’s historic sites, neighborhoods, and parks on a 6-hour, private bicycle tour. This full-day Santiago tour follows bike ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Isla Negra Museum House Admission Ticket, Santiago, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Isla Negra Museum House Admission Ticket

Because the evoked power that the objects contained and because its surroundings dominated by the presence of the sea, the house of Isla Negra is a kind of ...  Read more

Location: Isla Negra, Chile
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.00
Private Santiago Bike Tour with Sky Costanera Panoramic Visit, Santiago, Attraction Tickets
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Private Santiago Bike Tour with Sky Costanera Panoramic Visit

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Explore Chile's vibrant capital on this 4-hour bike tour of Santiago. In a private tour, visit Santiago’s main parks and landmarks; ride through the bohemian ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

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