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Casa La Chascona by Pablo Neruda

La Chascona is one of the three houses of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Located in the Barrio Bellavista, It is currently a museum that houses the author's collections and is the headquarters of the Pablo Neruda Foundation. It was declared a National Monument in 1990.

Neruda started building it in 1953 for Matilde Urrutia, his secret love of then. He christened "La Chascona", that was the nickname he gave him because of his big reddish hair.

He 23 September 1973, days after the military coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende, Neruda died and his remains were veiled in La Chascona by Matilde's efforts, who lived in it until his death.

Casa La Chascona
 

Fernando Marquez de la Plata 0192, Bellavista neighborhood
Santiago, Chile

Baquedano

March to December: Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 18 h.
January and February: Tuesday to Sunday of 10 to 19 h.

56 2 27778741

www.fundacionneruda.org