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Pablo Neruda´s Home in Isla Negra and the potter´s village Pomaire

Travel Type: Culture
Duration: 1 Day

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This tour takes you to the Pacific Ocean, to the coastal settlement of Isla Negra, where Pablo Neruda’s creatively picturesque beach house stands. Neruda is Chile’s most famous author, a Nobel Prize winner and one of the most-translated writers of the 20th century. He held several diplomatic posts during his lifetime, including, among others, being the Chilean Consul in France. Apart from being a poet and a diplomat, Neruda was also a passionate collector, which is memorably illustrated by his house, which he decorated with unbelievable creativity and love of detail. There are collections of nautical figureheads, antique bottles, native African masks, sea animals, art, and items washed up on the beach…
The house enjoys wonderful views over the cliffs and the sea and was Neruda’s refuge from a hectic city life, and also his writing retreat. In addition, it was also the place to which he invited friends to his legendary parties. Neruda and his wife Matilde are both buried in front of the house, in a grave set above the Pacific.
After your visit to the Neruda house, the tour continues to the pottery centre of Pomaire, where the excursion is rounded off with lunch. Potters can be observed during their work, and pottery in many shapes and sizes can be purchased at the stalls and small shops here.
This excursion can be combined with a visit of the vineyard Matetic. In this case the pottery centre of Pomaire will be left out.
Chilean museums are closed on Mondays.
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