Isla Negra Travel Guide

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Isla Negra Things to Do

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    by I_clavdivs Written May 18, 2003

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    Isla Negra is tiny, all there really is to do is sit on the beach and/or visit the casa museo of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel prizewinning poet. The house is intriguing in so many ways, and the beach is a mixture of sand and rock. There is very little to the town, although I believe there is the usual low-level accommodation.

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    by I_clavdivs Written May 18, 2003

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    Isla Negra is tiny, all there really is to do is sit on the beach and/or visit the casa museo of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel prizewinning poet. The house is intriguing in so many ways, and the beach is a mixture of sand and rock. There is very little to the town, although I believe there is the usual low-level accommodation.

    Pab's Pad!

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    by chancay Written Jan 13, 2003

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    This was my destiny and in it was my voyage of my longing,
    and in it my longing fell, in you everything sank!

    Oh pit of debris, everything fell into you,
    what sorrow did you not express, in what sorrow are you not
    drowned!

    From billow to billow you still called and sang.
    Standing like a sailor in the prow of a vessel.

    You still flowered in songs, you still brike the currents.
    Oh pit of debris, open and bitter well.

    Pale blind diver, luckless slinger,
    lost discoverer, in you everything sank!

    It is the hour of departure, the hard cold hour
    which the night fastens to all the timetables.

    The rustling belt of the sea girdles the shore.
    Cold stars heave up, black birds migrate.

    Deserted like the wharves at dawn.
    Only tremulous shadow twists in my hands.

    Oh farther than everything. Oh farther than everything.

    It is the hour of departure. Oh abandoned one!

    from page:
    http://www.lone-star.net/literature/pablo/

    beach from Nerudas house
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    • Museum Visits
    • Beaches

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Isla Negra Off The Beaten Path

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    by chancay Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    the view out of the sleeping room of Nerudas house is incredible. Imagine to wake up in the morning with this view!!

    look out of the sleeping room window
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    • Beaches
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

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    by viajeras2 Written Jul 15, 2010

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    Favorite thing: http://www.turismochile.cl/valparaiso/english-version/neruda/isla-negra-house/index.html

    Days
    Horary
    Ticket Price

    Tuesday to Sunday
    (General) 10:00 a 18:00 hrs.
    $3.000

    $3.500 (English Tour)

    Tuesday to Saturday
    (Summer) 10:00 a 20:00 hrs.

    Sunday
    (Summer) 10:00 a 14:00 hrs.

    (Summer) 15:00 a 20:00 hrs.

    Fondest memory: Highlights
    Ode with a LamentOh girl among the roses, oh crush
    Of doves, oh fortress of fishes and rosebushes,
    your soul is a bottle filled with
    thirsty salt
    and your skin, a bell filled with
    grapes.
    In: Residence on Earth
    (Translated by Donald D. Walsh)

    There are three beaches at Isla Negra: "Las Conchitas", "Pablo Neruda" and "Las Agatas". They are not good for bathing, but beautiful for a walk and relax

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    by chancay Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The most famous and most interesting house of Pablo Neruda, the great chilenian poet!

    Pablo Neruda (Literature Nobel Prize in 1971) is one of the most famous people from Chile. He was diplomat for Chile and what made him that famous, a poet and author. Maybe you know the movie "Il Postilo (the Postman)" about part of his life in italian exile.
    Pablo Neruda loved the ocean and all things around it. One of his three houses, i think it´s the most beautiful, you find in Isla Negra, a little village near to Valparaíso.
    He´d got his bedroom with a big window right to the pacific ocean and the beach, the whole house is filled up with little memories all around the sea.
    This house has been turned into a museum, displaying collections of colored bottles, miniature vessels, fine glassware, seashells, and the manuscripts of the poet. The house with its outstanding ocean view was a permanent source of inspiration for Neruda literary works.
    By the way, he was a great collector! And he´s been also a designer of his houses respect of architecture, colours, room design etc.
    His other two houses you can find in Santiago and in Valparaiso.

    at the house of Pablo Neruda
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    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

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