FINCA VIGÍA, Havana

4.5
Peer into the home of celebrated novelist Ernest Hemingway at FINCA VIGÍA, where the artist created "The Old Man and the Sea" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Take a guided tour to make sense of the writer's life and see his collection of books, trophies, and other memorabilia. Outside you'll be able to visit the gardens and see Hemingway's boat docked at the pier. Put FINCA VIGÍA on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana online trip maker .
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  • Visited the Hemingway estate while in Havana recently. It’s about a thirty minute taxi ride from Havana. The grounds were beautiful and the house is as it looked in the 1930’s when it was built. His y...  more »
  • Ernest Hemingway. Home in Cuba My wife is a huge fan of Ernest Hemingway. The recent feature film about his life is called "Papa", and I highly recommend the movie, especially if you are going to visi...  more »
  • This is a very popular spot for tours to visit so it gets really busy. You aren't allowed into the house, you just walk around the outside patio and take photos through the windows. Felt a bit intrusi...  more »
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  • It gave you a good idea of Ernest Hemingway's personal life and an insight into how he wrote his books, and nice to see his house intact with beautiful furniture in which has been preserved really well, including an original Picasso. There's more to it than you think because there's his boat within the grounds, and a swimming pool where Ava Gardner allegedly swam without any clothes! It's in a beautiful place but out of the way from Havana (half an hour drive), and there's no transport links we are aware of, so you'll have to get a guide to take you. Even though you can't walk around inside the house itself, you can peer through the open windows, and see all of the rooms quite clearly, including the Picasso which will undoubtedly be pointed out to you. I'd give it 9 out of 10.
  • Excellent historical house where Ernest Hemingway lived for many years! See his boat, bedroom, living room, tower equipped with spyglass to watch Eva Gardner while she swam naked in the pool... see it all, and hear the stories of his life in Cuba.
  • Beautifully maintained piece of history. You cannot go inside, but you are able to see most of the restored areas from the windows. Make sure you go up the tower if you're able.
  • Really enjoyed seeing the villa Hemingway had just outside La Habana. Bring enough time to soak in the atmosphere! Even though you can only see through the windows (or exactly because of that?), you get a good sense of what it might have been like for Hemingway and his visitors.
  • I do not no the author they old allow you to take pictures from open doors and windows. This works.

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