Few Chilean writers are more loved and respected than the poet Pablo Neruda. From as early as the age of 10, this native wordsmith was writing prose about love and life, making him one of the country’s most iconic authors.
Travelers who visit Valparaiso can explore Neruda’s home, known as Le Sebastiana, and take in halls of personal effects, handwritten notebooks and family history. The impressive views and quirky décor offer insight into the personality and life of the famed poet and an audio tour provides even more political and historical context on one of Chile’s great writers.
Visitors can also check out the Pablo Neruda Museum near Isla Negra—another former home of the Chilean Nobel Prize for Literature Winner. Collections of bottles, figureheads, ships, shells and other random items fill galleries that detail the writer’s life.