Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973) is a Chilean hero and seminal poet, a man with a vast literary range and someone who was key to every major poetry movement of the twentieth century. He also worked as a Chilean diplomat and ambassador, and travelled throughout the world. Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Excellent translations of his poetry available, if you're interested in looking him up.
Neruda lived in three houses that have since been turned into museums, and La Sebastiana is one of them. The house is eccentrically designed, with stunning views of the bay area of Valparaiso and also the port. As is common with Neruda, maritime themes are everywhere. The house was immortalised in the poem 'La Sebastiana'.
The house in in Valparaiso, right up on top of one of the hills, so expect a good walk to get there, and expect to be impressed.
The museum is not open at the same time all year round, so check the link below for the specifics.
Image from wikipedia.org
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