casa museo de pablo neruda

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camino vecinal
el quisco, chile

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Now a museum celebrating his life, this was the home of the poet Pablo Neruda from 1939 to his death in 1973. The "Casa de Isla Negra" was named by Neruda to describe the black rocks right off the shore. It was here that Neruda lived with this third wife, singer Matilde Urrutia, and they are both buried on the property with a clear view of the beach.

In 1973, when armed forces loyal to the dictator Pinochet searched this home of Neruda's, he famously said:

"Look around—there's only one thing of danger for you here—poetry."

Neruda sculpture at Isla Negra, photo: pkasco