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Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia

San Francisco de Paula | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana, Cuba
53 7 891 0809
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Ranked #18 of 110 attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Once the Finca Vigia, this ghost-white Spanish-colonial home was where Papa penned some of his greatest novels.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A wonderful day trip, includes lunch and a good visit to the Finland Hemingby bought with his first residuals from "The Sun Also Rises". quite the museum to Papas love of the hunt and a way of life we can only imagine .Even his weight log is still on the wall of the bathroom.(Currently being refurbished.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is worth visiting beautiful house and grounds even thou you can't Go inside its fine. We got a taxi and negotiated a price of course a Convertible old Cadellic it was fantastic also took us to a restaurant and bar he use to go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As a keen Hemingway fan it gave me a real thrill to visit this place, it is as if he has just left , the views from the tower are lovely, and it is being restored to it's former glory

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Especially interesting to visit while reading Hemingway's Islands in the Stream. Lots of mounted animal heads, books and windows. I loved the tower, the fruit trees, the animals and Pilar.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a beautiful museum now and well secluded from the main town. Most recommendable to see even if you have not read Hemingway's books.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Worth the trip out of downtown. The cab ride was about 15 minutes, couldn't enter the house, but it didn't matter. Big windows provided a view.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Hemingway's perfectly preserved house, exactly as he left it. You can't walk through it, but it is easily observed through the open doors and windows. Much Hemingway history on display, including his boat, the Pilar. The women guarding the place may offer to take your camera into a closed-off area for a clandestine photo. If it's worth $1 to you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

There's not much to say that hasn't been said here already. It wins awards for a good reason, Hemmingways old farmhouse is an absolute gem in the suburbs of San Fracisco, Havana. Preserved exactly as he left it, without realising he was never coming back, you walk around the house and gardens, picturing the man himself doing the same. You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We came here as part of a tour of Havana sites, can't say we are massive Hemmingway fans but he's very popular and we wanted to see more! The house is left just as it was and you can't go in but you can see pretty much all of it and wonder around freely The boat outside is nice to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

great to be so close to papa. great opportunity for photos, staff very friendly & helpful only negative, got very crowded when large tout bus arrived

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