Casa de Pablo Neruda, El Quisco. (also called Casa de Isla Negra) is one of the three houses that Pablo Neruda possessed in the country of his birth.
Located at El Quisco in the province of San Antonio and lying 110 km west to the Chilean capital of Santiago, the house amply showcases the famous poet's love for the sea and everything maritime. The house, for example, is built resembling a ship with its low ceilings with wooden beams, narrow passageways, creaking wood floors and the like. Several collections found in the house (Neruda was an avid collector) are chiefly related to the sea as well: e.g., seashells, ships inside bottles, retort of sails, figure heads and others.
The other interesting items in the collections include a variety of smoking pipes, antique shoes, masks and bottles of the strangest shapes. It is in this house that Neruda spent most of his later years in Chile, in company of his third wife, Matilde Urrutia.
Since Neruda's death, the house has been turned into a museum.Places nearby:
Jardin Botanico Nacional: An Oasis of Greenery 47 km / 29 mi
Quinta Vergara Park Makes Its Mark on Chile Tourists and Locals 47 km / 29 mi
La Chascona: represents a poet's love 62 km / 39 mi
Mercado Central: Santiago's Bustling Fish Market That Attracts Photographers And Foodies Alike 95 km / 59 mi
Portal Temuco: Temuco's Shopping Haven 594 km / 369 mi