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Address: San Francisco de Paula | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 891 0809
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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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I enjoyed this visit. Everything was very well kept. His entire estate looked like it was frozen in time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Westlake Village, California
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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this visit. Everything was very well kept. His entire estate looked like it was frozen in time.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Simply wonderful and timeless. It was like walking back into time and he had a beautiful house. His study is the best in the world with an amazing view! Well worth a short taxi ride from the city of Havana as you get to see a lot of sights en route!

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Hemingway was a favorite of my partner's and, of course, we wanted to see this villa. We were initially disappointed when we learned that you cannot enter it, but since it is basically 1 room wide and the doors are open so that you can see into almost every room, it makes much sense and keeps it pristine. The gardens... More 

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Amesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You cannot enter the house or get on the boat, but it is certainly worth the visit. The house if carefully maintained, and you can stand and look at the place where the author composed his classic "Old Man and The Sea". His fishing boat is dry docked there, make sure you take a look. And when we were there... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You can't go to Havana and not visit so we arranged the classic cars and made the visit...at first we were disappointed because you cannot go in the house but you can look through and take photographs through all the windows and walk around the grounds...all in all it was a very worthwhile trip.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Take half a day to stroll through the estate, remmemmbering Hemmingway...the house, filled with dated memorabilia. Climb up to his writing room and gaze out over Havana. Drop by the pool on the way to the famoous boat that made the crossing, and imagine Frank and Ava cavorting with his other guests. Then read his books (again) and watch films... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

as an american ernest hemingway has always been a person of interest, seeing his house, and understanding his love of cuba was nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I highly recommend visiting the Hemingway House if you are in or near Havana. I'm not a big Hemingway fan, but I really enjoyed visiting his home. You cannot walk inside, but there are very large windows and doorways so that you can see the rooms and what life was like back in Hemingway's day. The gardens are lovely. You... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I wouldn't make an effort to go here unless I was a major Hemingway fan. It's mildly interesting but you can't go through it - you have to look through open windows. It's a lovely home if you like places decorated with the heads of dead animals!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Don't be deterred by fact you cannot walk through the house. The doors and some windows are open. You can walk up and see the grand light that shone in around him. His taxidermied busts adorn the rooms. It's neat to see the many bookshelves and records he surrounded himself with. The lush grounds are lovely and the back of... More 

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