La Chascona
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A Poet's Romantic Hideaway
Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda built a quirky home for his secret lover, Matilde Urrutia, in the 1950s. He called the house "La Chascona," her nickname due to her wild, red hair. Neruda is a literary icon in Chile and was a bit of enigma. He built three homes during his life in Santiago, Valparaíso, and on the coast (Isla Negra). He had a great knack for "collections" in his lifetime and his homes are an intimate look into his passions and obsessions. They offer guide private tours in English. Closed Mondays. Fernando Márquez de la Plata 0192, Barrio Bellavista Phone: 56 (2) 2777 8741
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