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Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia

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Address: San Francisco de Paula | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana, 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 wonderful house and gardens where you get a real feel of how Hemingway lived! Gardens are peaceful and his possessions fascianting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful house and gardens where you get a real feel of how Hemingway lived! Gardens are peaceful and his possessions fascianting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It gave me a better feeling of what life in Havana had been like. The setting is well kept up and peaceful

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was part of our tour and is worth seeing just to see what a privileged life Hemingway lived in Cuba. The swimming pool alone would fit a hotel. Disappointingly, the house itself is roped off, so you have to peer through windows at Hemingway's bits and pieces. Fun having a Mojito outside, too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia was wonderful. I loved reading about Ernest Hemingway when I was young and also loved the books he wrote. His home was lovely. I could live there today as it was quite welcoming. He had such a huge library and books overflowed in every room. There was an original Picasso on one wall. It was... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a very interesting house to visit, a pity you cannot go inside, but just looking through the windows gives a good insight into Hemingway's life. Loved the old swimming pool and boat area. Only downside is the number of other people also visiting which means a lot of waiting for your turm, but well worth the effort.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not expect my Hemingway trail to lead me into the suburbs where his unprepossessing home has been turned into a dusty if interesting mausoleum. Like Key West much has been left as he used it - including his famous fishing boat.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the home that Hemmingway lived in for most of his time in Havana. He bought it with the royalties from the film of his book "For Whom the Bell Tolls".

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to appreciate Ernest Hemingway and his attachment to Cuba. Seeing his own boat, his swimming pool, and his beloved farm Finca Vigia, brings Hemingway to life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming tribute to the famous writer with much left as when he lived there, but it is frequently closed and one can only peer into the various rooms making for a sort of peeking Tom experience.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely house is situated a fair distance outside Havana, on top of a hill with cool breezes and good views of the city in the distance. It's not possible to go inside the house, but you can walk around, looking through the windows. It's fascinating to see how Hemingway lived, and to see the thousands of books arranged in... More 

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