La Chascona, Santiago
About La Chascona, Santiago
La Chascona, Santiago - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Fernando Marquez de La Plata 0192, Santiago, Providencia, Region Metropolitana, Chile
Ticket Price: 6000 CLP
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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La Chascona was one of the three houses of the famous Poet Pablo Neruda built for his secret lover Matilde Urrutia. The house is one of the most fascinating place to witness- giving a rare peak into the Poet’s co-designed spaces which carry an essence of his mind. From intimate reading places to the colorful dining room, the place oozes the couple’s artistic taste.
- Authentic furniture and silverware.
- The painting of Matilde with two heads painted by Mexican artist Diego Rivera among other pieces of art.
- Regular art exhibitions held here.
La Chascona Information
- Other contact number: +56227378712
La Chascona Ticket Prices
- General Admission: CLP 6,000 (five thousand Chilean pesos) per person.
- Special Admission: CLP 2,000 for students and Chileans over 60 years.
How To reach La Chascona by Public Transport
- Metro: At Salvador
- Bus: At PC1108 - Parada / Plaza Caupolicán.
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
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Very good option to expend an afternoon if you have some extra time in Santiago. The neighborhood is full of bars and restaurants. The audio guide is quite complet and you can learn a lot about Pablo and the house itself. The entrance fee is quite high for south America standards and some rooms cannot be visited.
This is one of Pablo Neruda's houses that now is a museum open to the community. In this place you can see how this famous poet lived, and enjoy all those beautiful corners where he shared many times with his woman and friends. This property is managed by a private foundation that is in charge of all his inheritance. A 40 minutes audio guided tour inside the house-museum is available for the visitors for $CLP 7,000 (USD 11). To visit this place is highly recommended.
La Chascona might appear at the bottom of your list for tourist attractions if you don't know who Pablo Neruda is. I actually had never read beyond glancing at one of Neruda's poems (maybe someone had posted one on FB) before going to La Chascona. Nevertheless, I found the audio tour a great way to learn more about Chile through the life of one man. I had been at the Museum of Memory and Missing People earlier that day, and the two sites helped me understand the narrative Chilean people are trying to tell about socialism, Pinochet, and their current government.
We saw this poets house in Valparaiso so naturally we wanted to see his home/museum here in Santiago. Like my title states, this is a peaceful compound with lots of foliage. The house is broken up in to different sections on the property. The home is a time capsule back to the 1950's to 1970's. Like his home in Valparaiso, it feels very intimate. Simply don't walk in and look around. Be sure to take advantage of the audio guide.
Museum, as it should be - admission is rather pricey by Chilean standards - but it's fully worth every peso - perfectly maintained, with properly narrated audio-guide & friendly English-speaking staff. House is tastefully decorated by it's owner and it contains a lot of hidden gems. Was also surprised by souvenir shop - all of them are tastefully designed and together with museum itself, create complete identity. Bravo!
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