La Chascona is one of the three houses that were owned by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It is located in the Bellavista neighborhood of the Providencia district.
Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, began construction in 1953, for Matilde Urrutia, his secret love at the time. In his honor he named La Chascona referring to the hair of his lover.
In the house only Matilde lived, until in February 1955 Neruda abandoned his second wife, Delia del Carril, and the house he shared with her on Avenida Lynch, named Michoacán.
The Casa Museo La Chascona has an audio-guide system. This new system, included in the admission fee, is available in English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian and Spanish.
Your visit to the Museum Houses of the Pablo Neruda Foundation does not require prior reservation. Admission is made in order of arrival and is subject to the availability of seats per day. Only school visits must be booked in advance.