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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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Great look into the private side of Hemingway

Despite the tour buses lined up to get in when we arrived it wasn't too difficult to find a vista to view into Papa's house. While you can't enter the house and are limited to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the tour buses lined up to get in when we arrived it wasn't too difficult to find a vista to view into Papa's house. While you can't enter the house and are limited to viewing through open doors and windows it's still an amazing look into Hemingway's life. There are multiple bookshelves in every room, his Royal typewriter in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a short drive from central Havana and worth the drive, especially if you have seen the movie 'Papa Hemingway in Cuba' which was filmed here. You are unable to walk through the house but you have lots of open windows to look through. The major draw back for us was the number of groups of American visitors. Now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was Hemingway's Cuba home. Its is just the way it was left after Hemingway's death and the family left Cuba. You are not allowed into the home, but can see into most areas. It can be very crowded. Great over look views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only started learning about Hemingway when I decided to come to Cuba and read a couple of his books. I would also encourage watching "Papa Hemingway in Cuba." It was actually filmed at this location. This is a great place. Use a tour guide if you can because they give you all kinds of neat tidbits of information. Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see especially if you are a fan of Hemingway and have been to his home in Key West. You will see the Royal Typewriter that he stood in front of to write, the writing on the wall in his bathroom. next to the scale, where he recorded his weight and out by the pool is Pilar, his restored... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hemingway museum is about 10 mile from Old Havana and is worth the trip. A taxi driver will probably give you a round-trip rate and wait for you while you visit for an hour or so. The house where he lived most of his last 20 years is there. You don't go inside it, but walk around the house... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Vedado Hotel not far from Hotel Nacional and wanted to visit Finca Vigia. We found the best way to get there, unless part of a tour package, was to take a yellow cab. We had to dicker with them and finally got a price of 40 CUC to take us and bring us back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when you are in Havana. Nestled on the outskirts of the city, it is situated on several acres. The house has been preserved as if he just walked out of it. I was surprised how elegant it is. You can't go inside, but you can take pictures through open windows. Don' t miss his handwriting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we were only in Cuba for 5 days, we managed to experience many wonderful museums, walk around Old Havana and to learn a great deal about Hemingway. One of our most interesting trips was touring his home and estate at Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia . We were able to arrange for a tour guide to explain details of how... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hemmingway's home in Key West which provided tour guides to explain the man and his life. Unfortunately, this was not offered at the Havana home. If we hadn't had our tour guide in Florida to provide information, we would not have enjoyed this home as much. But you can look in the windows, and the house is lovely.... More 

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