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La Sebastiana Tours

La Sebastiana, up on Cerro Bellavista in Valparaíso, one of famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s houses-turned-museums is well worth the trip for a number of reasons. One, it will get you off the main tourist hills of Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre, into a quieter part of Valaparaíso where grandmas come out and sweep the front stoop every morning. The second of course, is the museum itself. It’s set inside a grassy yard, with a café at the entrance. There are descriptive texts available at the front door, and museum docents in every room, as well as an audio guide available in several languages.

Of all of the three houses turned museums that famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda left behind, this is perhaps that one that most encourages you to look out the windows, with multicolored houses perched on the hills all around, and an expansive view of the ocean. Inside the house, there are ocean-related relics like seashells, buoys, collections of books, and carved wooden music boxes, in addition to poems printed throughout the house, that explain in Neruda’s own words,  how he felt a need to be close to the ocean, after spending time in landlocked Santiago.

Neruda originally bought the house in the 1960s, and inaugurated it with a big party, similar to the ones he also held every New Years’ Eve to watch the Valparaíso fireworks, which still take place yearly. After his death in 1973, the house suffered some damage, and was later restored, quirky decorations and all, to its current state in the late 1990s, with the help of Telefónica España. The gardens are a pleasant place to sit for a while, and pose sitting on the bench with the Neruda cut-out, a classic La Sebastiana photo.

Practical Info

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you have lots of other plans for the day, like visiting a nearby winery, or a walking tour of the city, early morning is a good time to visit. If you’re lucky, you may be there just as the fog is burning off the horizon, and the fabulous views over the nearby hills and bay are revealed.

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La Sebastiana Museum House Admission Ticket, Valparaíso, null
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La Sebastiana Museum House Admission Ticket

Pablo Neruda asked his friends Sara Vial and Marie Martner in 1959 to find in Valparaiso a little house to live and write quietly, but under the following ...  Read more

Location: Valparaiso, Chile
Duration: 1 hour

From USD $14.00
Valparaiso and Emiliana Vineyard Tour from Santiago, Santiago, Attraction Tickets
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Valparaiso and Emiliana Vineyard Tour from Santiago

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

If you are looking to enjoy 2 of the most important attractions of the central area of Chile in only 1 day, this is the tour for you!  Your journey will take ...  Read more

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

From USD $100.00
Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour, Santiago, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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
Private Tour: Viña del Mar and Valparaiso City Sightseeing, Valparaíso, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Viña del Mar and Valparaiso City Sightseeing

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Enjoy a private tour along the most interesting and important places of the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. See main landmarks and learn about ...  Read more

Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Private City Tour of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Private Tours
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Private City Tour of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

See the best of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar during this customizable city tour! Starts at the port or hotel in Valparaíso, city also known as ...  Read more

Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00
Valparaiso and Vina del Mar Tour, Santiago, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Valparaiso and Vina del Mar Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Your tour starts in Santiago where you will drive to Valparaiso, admiring the Pacific Ocean on a 120 km trip. You will enjoy a walk up to the hills and take ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Viña del Mar And Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago, Santiago, Day Trips
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Viña del Mar And Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

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The city of Valparaíso was declared in 2003 by the UNESCO as a World Heritage and Viña del Mar was a land of wineries and today it's Chile’s most ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.00
Private Day Trip: Valparaiso Experience with Boat Ride, Santiago, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip: Valparaiso Experience with Boat Ride

Explore the jewel of the South Pacific on this 8-hour tour of Valparaiso. Accompanied by your private guide, you will enjoy a walking tour through the town, ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour, Valparaíso, Private Day Trips
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Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore Valparaíso on this 4-hour sightseeing tour and discover the picturesque architecture that led to this vibrant port city being declared a UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Private Tour: Viña del Mar and Valparaíso Tour with Wine Tasting in Casablanca Valley, Santiago, ... 
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Private Tour: Viña del Mar and Valparaíso Tour with Wine Tasting in Casablanca Valley

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Enjoy a private full day tour with your guide getting to know two coast cities in the Chile's central region. First go to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.90

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