FINCA VIGÍA, Havana

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Peer into the home of celebrated novelist Ernest Hemingway at FINCA VIGÍA, where the artist created "The Old Man and the Sea" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Take a guided tour to make sense of the writer's life and see his collection of books, trophies, and other memorabilia. Outside you'll be able to visit the gardens and see Hemingway's boat docked at the pier. Put FINCA VIGÍA on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana online trip maker .
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  • October 3, 2017
    This home is left as if Hemingway were to call me back any minute. It's filled with over 9,000 books and animals mounted that he hunted on Safari. A real Treasure!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I am big fan of Hemingway and literature fan. So, we had to of course here insert a stop and visit the Museum. A visit is worthwhile in any case, as one learns much about Ernest Hemingway and even his old House can look into. His finca Vigia is in the style of the 30s years built and architecturally very interesting. To learn more about the old Cuba, is definitely right in this museum. The only Downer: the House itself is closed out of respect for the preservation of cultural heritage and of the bereaved. We went here by car. About 35 minutes drive starting from Havana.
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  • September 24, 2017
    A bit out of town but worth the effort. Interesting house and gardens. Interesting glimpse into the time Ernest spent living in Cuba.  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Excellent historical house where Ernest Hemingway lived for many years! See his boat, bedroom, living room, tower equipped with spyglass to watch Eva Gardner while she swam naked in the pool... see it all, and hear the stories of his life in Cuba.
  • May 20, 2017
    Beautifully maintained piece of history. You cannot go inside, but you are able to see most of the restored areas from the windows. Make sure you go up the tower if you're able.
  • May 2, 2017
    Really enjoyed seeing the villa Hemingway had just outside La Habana. Bring enough time to soak in the atmosphere! Even though you can only see through the windows (or exactly because of that?), you get a good sense of what it might have been like for Hemingway and his visitors.
  • February 7, 2017
    This is a must visit for Hemingway fans. The house is pretty much as he left it and there is plenty to see even though access into the house is not permitted. The guided tour is worth taking.
  • April 11, 2017
    Well preserved home where Hemingway lived while in Cuba. They did a nice job curating the home. Well appointed grounds with great views.

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