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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 #14 of 115 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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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Local agency proposed a day-long tour, which included visits to Hemingway most frequented spots. It probably gives the best insight in his life there, but we did not have time. So, we went to his house/museum (30 min ride from the downtown) and admired a bit of history and old time glamor. It was impressive to see Hemingway's books and... More

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in Cuba with the Theodore Roosevelt Association in Feb 2012 actually. I was amazed at how beautiful and well preserved Hemingway's house is. It was cool to see all is reading and writing material, bottle collections, and clothing all still there. I was very fortunate to see something an American rarely sees. If you do get the chance... More

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I enjoyed a tour and they also have an English speaking guide if you are interested. The staff was nice, friendly and very accommodating to say the least. See just a few pics, a must see and I would pic this home over the Key West home any day.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took a private trip out to Hemmingways House...you cant go in but can walk around and look in through doors and windows. Beautiful location and views and it still looks like he is living there

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very well preserved and maintained mansion of Earnest Hemingway overlooking Havana. Rooms appear unchanged from his last days there. Very helpful staff, but they did solicit tips, unlike many places in Havana...tourism is maturing. Hemingway's sport fishing boat, Pilar, is nicely displayed under a pavilion and his four cats are buried with headstones in the pavilion (makes you wonder what... More

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Trois Rivieres, Guadeloupe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Travelling alone you will need to pay around 15 CUD each way by taxi but the driver will wait for you while you look around and is then usually available to take you to any other destination in old Havana should you wish. It takes about 20 minutes at least to get here from Malecon. We arrived at 10 am... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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Oxted
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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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Notts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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