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Address: San Francisco de Paula | Eastern Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Hemingway's 13-acre farm on a hillside overlooking Havana is preserved as a...

Hemingway's 13-acre farm on a hillside overlooking Havana is preserved as a museum.

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Hemingway bought this house in a large garden when he was together with Martha Gellhorn. It was very far away from the city at that time but is only half an hour's drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hemingway bought this house in a large garden when he was together with Martha Gellhorn. It was very far away from the city at that time but is only half an hour's drive nowadays. The house is beautiful and interesting as well as the garden. You can't go in but you really feel you are inside as all the windows... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Lookout Farm (Finca Vigia) is one must see place if you have a spare half day in Havana. Outside the city in Eastern Havana, is an interesting drive. The house is fully restored looking like Ernest just walked away for a minute. While the actual rooms are roped off, you can look inside with ease.

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Thank steinski1
Havana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

it far away from the center of the city but you can see the entire Havana from its tower, there are also a boat and a house like Hemingway lives there

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Interesting, the house has a tower to overlook the area... Pretty much in exactly the same configuration as the tower on Hemingway's property at key west. Beautiful swimming pool. At one Heminways parties... Ava Gardner, who Hemingway met while she acted in "Snows of Kilimanjaro", was seen swimming in the nude in the pool. Heminways wife, Pilar... Who snuck over,... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Don't miss this beautiful spot! Hemingway's home is just as he left it. There are some fascinating pictures of him, his wife and friends in the pool cabana. The Pilar and the graves of his cats are also on the tour. Enjoy some cane juice or other beverage and shop for inexpensive souvenirs while here.

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Thank TravelingfoolGeorgia
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the highlights of any trip to Havana is Papa Hemingway's Finca Vigia, located in a nondescript neighborhood of Havana. All of the rooms are open to view, but no one may enter...on display are his collections of books, trophies, and empty liquor bottles. A docent will take an up-close picture of his old Corona typewriter, if you so... More 

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Jenkintown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great peek into the life (and lifestyle) of Ernest Hemmingway. You're not allowed to enter, but from the ample open windows all around the house, you can get a very good look at his typewriter (he wrote standing up), his library, his collection of mounted animal heads (ugh) and even his bed and bathroom. Fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have never read an Earnest Hemmingway book but I will be doing so after seeing the beautiful setting where he wrote. We had a private driver arranged for us by our rep from CubaDirect - he was fantastic and very knowledgable. He gave us the history of the areas we were passing through. As well as the history of... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wellknown homestead of Hemingway near Havana. Museum shows the house exactly as it was in Hemingways last day, nothing is changed or altered. You can not step inside the house, it is aloud only to take a look in through the windows and open doors. View from seeing tower towards the seashore and Havana is good and wide, easy to... More 

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Finca la Vigía is a bit of a taxi ride from Havana Vieja but should be under 10 CUC's. As usual, the admission price for foreigners is 25 times higher than for Cubans. The staff are friendly and the house is full of interesting details that make it easy to imagine living here back to the 50's. I am not... More 

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