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Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia

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Address: San Francisco de Paula | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 891 0809
Description: Once the Finca Vigia, this ghost-white Spanish-colonial home was where...
Once the Finca Vigia, this ghost-white Spanish-colonial home was where Papa penned some of his greatest novels.
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The view from the house is incredible

The house and outer buildings are closed to the public due to theft is what we were told. You can look in at how Ernest Hemingway lived.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The house and outer buildings are closed to the public due to theft is what we were told. You can look in at how Ernest Hemingway lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I visited this attraction three times -- once with the Museum of Latin American Art, once with the Oceanside Museum, and once with Cuba Education tours, and I would go again if given the opportunity. It was one of many attractions that made Cuba my favorite travel destination. There are no warmer or friendlier people anywhere in the world, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

However, I am not! LOL Still an interesting trip; it really does look like someone still lives there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. Firstly the grounds are just beautiful and extensive. The house is lovely and airy and what an amazing view out to Havana. We were able to clearly see revolution square. You are able to see the rooms from the open windows and doors and all the furnishings are as they were in Hemmingway's time. Lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It was very busy and touristy, but well worth the visit. It takes you back in time when Hemingway frequented the area. Not wonderful, but, worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit, but would have preferred viewing the rooms from inside rather than outside. Peering through windows kind of ruins the effect. One of the museum workers approached us for our camera and asked us if we would like some photos which we were more than happy to take advantage of her offer. Of course she was expecting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had seen a movie called Hemingway & Gellhorn earlier, and when entering Finca Vigia I was suddenly in that movie environment with Hemingway and a group of his loud and interesting friends! I fully understand how much he must have enjoyed this house. It is like a green oasis up in the hill, and the house is really well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The house is nice but my favorite thing was escaping all the tourists and venturing out into the town. I just walked down the street and a young guy had a food cart selling his homemade chips in a paper cone. I have a picture of him and I together. That was my high point. Too many magnets. Most of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fellow travelers enjoyed the cocktail - I liked the band that played near the parking lot. The Hemingway house and boat are interesting to see. There's obviously a lot of work ahead to maintain the buildings, especially with visitor wear and tear. I liked peering into the rooms. I didn't like being talked at by some people (visitors? docents?) who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A highlight to my time in Havana. You'll see where Papa lived on and off for twenty years. Down by the pool area you'll find his dog cemetery which is pretty neat. He loved his dogs and cats. His room where he wrote the Old Man and the Sea is pretty darn awesome. I would love to write there too!

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