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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2012
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Before we visited Finca de Vigia we re-read Old Man and the Sea which was based on nearby Cojimar where Hemingway moored the Pilar. I don’t know if this influenced our visit to Hemingways’ home but we found it thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. As others have mentioned, one can clearly see the interior of the house through the open windows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Take a car and driver-you'll need him for your return trip. This is well worthwhile for Hemingway fans especially if you compare it with his house in Key West. Similar feel to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

The house can be viewed via windows and panes of glass strategically placed, and normal velvet ropes. So viewing access is good, as are photography angels. The house has been kept as is, and its lovely. The grounds need some work but were still very pleasing to walk through. His boat has been repaired lovingly, and the pool area is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I really enjoyed our visit to Finca La Vigia. I like Hemingway, but I was more just impressed with the actual house since it is preserved as it was in the 50's. Seeing the old beds and all of the animal heads on the wall was really great. He also had some really great art on the walls. The view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

If you a Hemingway fan, perhaps go. If not it is a moderate 1920s house with few features apart from a well stocked garden The rip off is $5CUC to use your camera....not as if there is much to photograph really, so think twice. Pleasant, but little more than that.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2005

On Monday, August 22nd, 2005 we arranged for a driver in Havana to take me to hemingway's Finca Vigia located in a rural area just past Havana's city limits. We arrived to be informed that the house was closed on Mondays and advised to return another day. We returned on August 24th, bought tickets at the gate and drove on... More 

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