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Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia

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Address: Calle Obispo 153 | Carretera Central Km 12.5, Havana 10100, Cuba
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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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If you like Hemingway, this is a must. Like being frozen in time. Wish the gift shop had more Hemingway related stuff. But how can you go to Cuba and not come here?

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Dobbs Ferry, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like Hemingway, this is a must. Like being frozen in time. Wish the gift shop had more Hemingway related stuff. But how can you go to Cuba and not come here?

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Hemingway's writings and thus visiting his home was a must on our trip to Cuba. We took a people to people private tour with Vemares/Havanatur.cu so this was part of a thorough Hemingway experience. Our driver, Cromwell V., made getting here a breeze while our guide, Lisandro B., described the rooms and life of Hemingway. Among other points... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The car park does not open till 10 am so our coach (on a Titan tour) joined the long line of vehicles waiting to go in through the gates. Everyone seemed to be off of a cruise ship with their badges showing which line they were from, going by the accents at least one American & definitely a Fred Olsen... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see Hemmingway's home, Finca Vigia. We paid $35 round trip for a taxi only to discover that it was not open despite advertising 9am - 1pm on Sundays. There were other unlucky tourists at the gate as well. I have no idea how often this happens, but I don't want anyone else to... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Finca Vigia is at the outskirts of Havana where Ernest Hemingway had lived. The house is not allowed to enter in but it is possible to see the house through the open windows and doors where you will see many trophies. The garden with some different trees is wonderfull. You will have a chance to see hemingway's boat Pilar,the cemetery... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the only home Hemingway ever bought - on a hill overlooking Havana. Cannot enter the home but can view from the outside which turns out to be an advantage - you see all parts of the rooms since no one is walking around the interior blocking your views. His home is completely seen from the exterior as it... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Skip this unless you're a Hemingway completist or can arrive when gates swing open. It's on every group's ininerary. 'Nuf said, though he grounds are spacious enough for exploring anyhow, The house, not so much. Highlight: The original Pilar fishing boat ("Old Man and the Sea") and photos of Papa relkaxing, posing, entertaining, swaggering. Front porch rum bar nearby (just... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And so his memory lives on. This estate gives you another perspective on Hemingway's life - how he lived with his vast book collection and animal head trophies. You will also see his original typewriter. I should have watched "Papa Hemingway in Cuba" before the visit. It was interesting to compare this house to his home in Key West (no... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very worthwhile tour. You'll feel like you are meeting him First-person. One walks around the entire house from the outside, looking in. You'll see the breath-taking views he had while writing upstairs above what was maybe once a garage. His boat, his pool, the once tennis courts, the grounds, everything is pretty much as was when he... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that Hemingway lived and wrote here but I was not really interested in seeing his home. it is a long ride out side of Havana and I would have rather seen more of of "Old Havana"

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