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Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia

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Address: Calle Obispo 153 | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana 10100, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 891 0809
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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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A good guide makes all the difference

On my second visit to Finca Vigia, we had a most excellent guide and that makes all the difference. I was on a tour with active travel company Cuba Unbound and we'd finished sea... read more

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On my second visit to Finca Vigia, we had a most excellent guide and that makes all the difference. I was on a tour with active travel company Cuba Unbound and we'd finished sea kayaking the southern coast. On our way back to Havana we stopped at Finca Vigia and our guide opened our eyes to so many nuances of... More 

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Sarasota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i did not get to spend the time I would have liked as I was on a tour. It is unfortunate that there are not tours inside the house. Otherwise, this place was fascinating and being a Hemingway fan,I just love going to see this home. the grounds were well maintained and the Pilar was out and readily available for... More 

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Trinidad WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house and gardens are absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. Very good for writing. The house is not open to the public but can be viewed through the doors around the house. You must be accommodated by a guide to give you the history of each room. There is even a dogs' cemetery with the names of all the dogs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the cottage where Hemingway wrote 'The Old Man and the Sea' - the house is not open to the public but you get a good look inside through the open doors and windows and you can sit on the patio and enjoy the environment. The interior of the house looks as if the owner was expeced to come... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local guide a must. You cannot go inside just look through windows. Beautiful house and area. Public toilets are nice as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another touristy, but worthwhile spot to visit outside of Havana. The house looks like Hemingway had breakfast and will be back in an hour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A national monument, Ernest Hemingway's home for several decades has been preserved as it was when he left. Large property with extensive gardens. Sailors will love the wooden 1940's fishing vessel of Hemingway preserved under cover in the garden. The house cannot be entered but all rooms and contents are accessible for view through opened windows and doors.

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house of Hemingway is conserved in an original state - as if Hemingway just jumped out for some cigarettes. His furniture, books, chairs, and all the stories told by the professional local guides, it is worth the tour

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Kemah, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there one afternoon, and the house was nicer than I was expecting. However, the doors into the house are roped off so we could only look in. Photographs were allowed, and it was possible to get a good view of rooms on the first floor. There is a little bar outside the house where there is a drink... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Hemingway fan, I really wanted to visit this house. I was not disappointed. I love that everything is pretty much like they left it in 1960 complete with magazines, liquor bottles & books. It is good that visitors can only look thru the windows & not disturb the contents. While the 2nd floor studio was built to be... More 

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