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La Chascona Tours and Activities

La Chascona
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.
Address: Fernando Maquez de la Plata 0192, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience La Chascona

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Private Tour: Half-Day Santiago Discovery

Private Tour: Half-Day Santiago Discovery

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Gain a sense of all Santiago has to offer on this 5-hour guided tour. Learn about the military coup at la Moneda, see the catch of the day at the central fish market, tour the Fine Arts Museum, and ride a cable car to San Cristobal Hill. Further highlights include the colorful Bellavista neighborhood, colonial buildings in the historic center, and legendary bar La Piojera.
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  • 5 hours
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$149.34
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Authentic Walking Tour Santiago, Chile – Full Day

Authentic Walking Tour Santiago, Chile – Full Day

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Our local guide will pick you up at the place you are staying and from there, we will only use public transportation and our own feet, in order to discover and immerge as deeply as possible into the city’s culture. You will learn how the city works and visit historical buildings, museums, hills and markets such as the fruit, vegetable, fish and flower market, among other stunning places that we consider to have transcendental importance in the development of the city. After the tour, our guide will leave you again safely at your place of accommodation.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$130.00
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Private Walking Tour through Santiago de Chile

Private Walking Tour through Santiago de Chile

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Santiago de Chile is emerging as a key player helping to shape the world today. Learn to navigate this cosmopolitan capital wrapped in a colonial skin and discover its unique charm with help from a local guide. Enjoy an authentic Chilean lunch as part of this full-day tour of the city's highlights.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.67
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Private Local Life and Markets by Bike

Private Local Life and Markets by Bike

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Getting off the beaten path to explore Santiago’s hidden gems is best done by bike, where you can see, smell and touch the wealth of the markets and interact with the locals.
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  • 3 hours
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$96.00
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$96.00
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Santiago Markets Small Group Bike Tour

Santiago Markets Small Group Bike Tour

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Get a taste of local life in the capital and learn more about Chile’s gastronomic heritage on this 3-hour bike tour of Santiago. Follow your guide on a 4-mile (6.5km) route, stopping to browse the stalls or sample local delicacies (own expense) at famous markets like the Central Seafood market, La Vega Central or Tirso Molina Market.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.67
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Private Half Day Tour in Santiago

Private Half Day Tour in Santiago

Transfer to the financial, tourist and commercial sectors of Vitacura and Providencia, such as the Bicentennial Park, Sky Coast, the Sculpture and Aviation Park. Walk through the Barrio Bellavista passing through the house of the famous poet Pablo Neruda "La Chascona" (the entrance to the museum is optional) or in the Cerro San Cristóbal or Metropolitan Park (ascent in optional funicular). Transfer to the city center passing through GAM, Santa Lucia Hill, National Library, La Moneda Palace, Plaza de Armas and Central Market. We are a company of young professionals in the field of tourism; All our guides are enthusiastic and eager to deliver their knowledge. We have one of the best routes through Santiago, created by ourselves. Custom tours, according to the preferences of the passengers Minimun 2 persons
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  • 4 hours
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Santiago Evening Bike Tour

Santiago Evening Bike Tour

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See the Chilean capital at its most atmospheric on this 3-hour evening bike tour of Santiago. Soak up the city nightlife as you follow your guide through Santiago Centro, Providencia and Vitacura districts, and pedal past illuminated landmarks. After gliding around the lamp-lit Forestal Park and admiring the glittering La Moneda Palace, finish by watching the dramatic light show in Plaza de la Aviación.
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  • 3 hours
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Santiago: Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour, include entraces to museums

Santiago: Full-Day Neruda's Route Tour, include entraces to museums

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Follow in the footsteps of Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda on this full-day small-group tour, including hotel pick-up. Journey from the city to the coast as you follow the ‘Route of Neruda’ to three of Neruda's former homes, now preserved as museums. Explore the exhibitions at the Casa de Isla Negra; admire the views from the hilltop La Sebastiana in Viña del Mar; and uncover the poet’s life with his secret lover at La Chascona in Santiago’s Bellavista neighborhood.
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  • 9 hours
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$164.27
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Authentic Walking Tour Santiago, Chile - Half day

Authentic Walking Tour Santiago, Chile - Half day

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In this city tour, our local guide will pick you up from your place of accommodation. From there you will use public transportation and your feet to discover and gain invaluable insight into the culture of Santiago. In this tour, you will go to the top of San Cristobal Hill to get a good view from the City. Then you will visit some typical buildings, historic neighborhoods, markets such as the fruit, vegetable, fish and flower market, among other sites that we consider to have transcendental importance in the development of the city. We will also go to the unique Chascona museum, which was one of Pablo Nerudas (famous poet) house. After this exciting experience, our guide will take you back safely to your place of accommodation.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$110.00
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Pablo Neruda Private Route from Santiago

Pablo Neruda Private Route from Santiago

We will spend an incredible day learning more about the life and work of one of the most prominent poets and influential artists of the twentieth century. Pablo Neruda, don't miss it! We will explore three of his houses, today became as museums, located in Isla Negra, Valparaiso and Santiago. Three particular and uniques building where the poet kept his privacy and spent his time writing the most beautiful poems.
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  • 10 hours
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$225.55
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$225.55
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Private Fullday Museum Tour and lunch

Private Fullday Museum Tour and lunch

this trip is very cultural where the customer will find the flavors and aromas of Chilean food three differents museums very well defined so the tour guide will explain to the people the next hightlight point to stop first we visit the memorial human right museum where the people will explore the revolution by military force with Pinochet . second we visit pre-colombian museum is really amazing one to know about former people in chile with a big and nice focus besides the rest of indigenous of Southamerica third we wisit La chascona Pablo Neruda house museum where people who love to read and literature is the right place in Santiago time to explore his life and his different way to live between us neruda got the novel award by literature and poetry in 1972 Besides this one the customer will go to very well know restaurant the idea is to enjoy during the day with this big mix basically at the end of the tour you will get a bit perception of chile and its history
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  • 8 hours
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$215.34
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