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Lookout Farm (Finca Vigia)

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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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Was a Home of Heminways , before Castro regimen, them he leave the country and never come back, today is a museum, is far from the City you need rent a car .

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
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Sydney
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Was a Home of Heminways , before Castro regimen, them he leave the country and never come back, today is a museum, is far from the City you need rent a car .

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Ernest Hemingway began renting it and then decided to buy it making it his home for the better part of the next-coming 20 years! Enjoy (from the outside, from open windows and doors) his memorabilia, more than 15,000 books he kept around the house, his unfinished drinks and El Pilar, the fishing boat he berthed at Cojimar town!

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Havana is a kind of time machine...where most of the relics have not been well preserved. Finca Vigia is the exception; the home and grounds are in excellent shape and were being spruced up in advance of Obama's historic visit. This place is not only of interest to Hemingway and literature fans, but also to those who want to get... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The house is 20 minutes from downtown in the outskirt of Havana. Very interesting. You are not allow inside the house but you peep through the windows of every room. Everything is intact as the last time he was there.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 18 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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Havana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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