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A must see in Cuba

We toured the museum as part of the Havana premium tour and it really didn't know what to expect... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Goderich, Canada
Nostalgia tourism

Visited Ernest Hemmingway's old house in Cuba which was donated by his wife after he commited... read more

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“his life”(67 reviews)
Once the Finca Vigia, this ghost-white Spanish-colonial home was where Papa penned some of his greatest novels.
Calle Obispo 153 | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana 10100, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured the museum as part of the Havana premium tour and it really didn't know what to expect beforehand. It really was fascinating and worth the trip. One of my favourite books is the Old man and the sea so it was a real...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Piperwilly
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Ernest Hemmingway's old house in Cuba which was donated by his wife after he commited suicide in 1962. Note his boat, war correspondent's jacket, and, of course, thousands of collected books. Nice grounds and views.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Hemingway's home in Havana cost us precious time in the city as we were only there for 10 hours on a cruise. It was interesting, but not necessary. We saw his home in Key West and that was more informative and manageable.If your time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour round this famous writers house just outside Havana. It was built in 1886 and he apparently purchased the house in just under five acres of grounds in the 1940’s. Entrance is free although you can only view the inside of the house...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Onleaveagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful experience to behold this famous authors living quarters in this amazing villa. You could not actually go in the house but windows were removed so that you could view each room, take pictures and see it as it was left, even his footwear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a very interesting tour, though you can't actually go in the house or the tower. There are a ton of windows and you can see quite a bit from there. Very intersting to listen to the tour guides and see how he lived. Small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 754justint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A drive from downtown but well worth it to experience the environment that allowed Hemmingway to write.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rjonesirv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hemingway purchased this property, and the visit has his history for the time he lived here. It also is a good view of how people with money lived before communism.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smilingcarolyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice place, well preserved, very interesting , the guide had a lot of Knowledge about the history of the place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danlucamatei
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Hemingway is my favorite author, so I might be a little biased. But, I loved the trip to his house. To see it preserved as it is and to get a glimpse into his life and Cuba and his love for the Cuban people was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 2, 2018|
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Response from Jack K | Reviewed this property |
If you are in Havana, approach one of the drivers of the old cars and barter. Pick a good one. Most of them are great guides
September 19, 2018|
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Response from SaltLife70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes his boat is housed there. It was great to see. Also it is located by the pool area where you'll see a lot of photos of him. The house you can view from the outside, but you can't walk through because the want to preserve... More
August 17, 2018|
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Response from AcclaimedTraveler | Reviewed this property |
You cannot go inside the house but you are able to look through the windows into the rooms. I took pictures which came out great. You cannot tell the pics were taken through a window.