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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 loved it, I am so happy. This was a bucket list item and I am so happy I have seen it. The boat the house, they are really taking good care of it, that is good to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I loved it, I am so happy. This was a bucket list item and I am so happy I have seen it. The boat the house, they are really taking good care of it, that is good to see.

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Ashland, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful property, not too opulent, and worth seeing. But so much more helpful and meaningful if you have history and exposure to Mr. Hemingway before going.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see where and how Hemingway lived but could not get access inside - only window views

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Miami, Florida
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Everything in Finca Vigia looks like Mr. Hemingway is out fishing or drinking and will be returning in a couple of hours. The grounds and views of Havana are spectacular. The foliage is out of sight. The only thing missing while Peeking inside the house and walking under the pergolas was a mojito. Everything is in its place. His obsession... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

As well as going to Havana and the beaches it's a good idea to visit this very homely, but beautiful, place with atmosphere. I'd just read a book about Hemingway and his wives (very good - by Naomi Woods) and the visit brought it all to life. It's situated in a lovely position with wonderful views.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The house is very well kept and gives a good perspective of the kind of life Mr. Hemingway and wife had in Cuba. A Must See Place to visit in Havana!

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be a Hemingway scholar to love visiting this place. First of all, the estate is beautiful, the setting is beautiful, it's cool on a hot day. The guidebooks say you have to 'peer through windows' which makes it seem like you can't see anything, but the windows and doorways are enormous - they're as open as... More 

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london
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

WEll maintained house, visitors are not allowed in but can look through the doors and windows. The gardens are beautiful and the view of Cuba from the tower is breathtaking. Having a Vigia cocktail is a must it is delicious and you can add as much or as little of the rum as you please as the rum bottle is... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

An easy 20 min taxi ride South of Havana, we enjoyed our visit but we're glad to arrive before 10 am when several coach loads of tourists joined us. A pretty gentle uphill approach led to the house, crammed with old books and Hemingway's furniture and possessions. We were not allowed inside but had good views through the open windows... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was my third visit to the lovely hilltop Finca Vigia. It's been wonderful each time. Peek into the house, walk under te flower-draped pergolas, climb the watchtower, enjoy the views of Distant Havana, see the infamous swimming pool with newly restored poolhouses and the sleek Pilar. Truly a must-do experience. Treat yourself to a glass of guarapo just down... More 

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