FINCA VIGÍA, Havana

4.5
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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  • the Museum of the great writer Ernest an Odyssey by knowledge and the good live! all sectors of the House, well preserved are appreciated.
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  • One of the best places that must be known in Havana, the House is beautiful and the stories that there are spectacular.
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  • Fist off, don't expect to muddy the floor of Hemingway's Cuban home. You are not allowed inside. However, once you have accepted this, set out to take a glimpse of the life of one of America's great w...  more »
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  • It gave you a good idea of Ernest Hemingway's personal life and an insight into how he wrote his books, and nice to see his house intact with beautiful furniture in which has been preserved really well, including an original Picasso. There's more to it than you think because there's his boat within the grounds, and a swimming pool where Ava Gardner allegedly swam without any clothes! It's in a beautiful place but out of the way from Havana (half an hour drive), and there's no transport links we are aware of, so you'll have to get a guide to take you. Even though you can't walk around inside the house itself, you can peer through the open windows, and see all of the rooms quite clearly, including the Picasso which will undoubtedly be pointed out to you. I'd give it 9 out of 10.
  • Short but interesting tours, however everything must be viewed from the windows outside the main house.
  • What an amazing exhibit of the life of one of the most important writers of the 20th century.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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