Ernest Hemingway’s Home in Cuba | Finca Vigia
Built in 1886 by a Spanish Architect Miguel Pascual y Baguer, Finca la Vigia was acquired by Hemingway in 1940 for a cool $12,500. The Havana house is now open for guests to gander as a Hemingway Museum, which is usually just referred to by locals as Finca Vigia (translation: lookout farm). Hemingway wrote some of his most celebrated works at Finca Vigia, including For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea and A Movable Feast.
While visitors are not allowed to walk through, the doors and windows are open for guests to view inside as the home is largely as Hemingway left it with paintings of bullfighters, empty bourbon bottles and many taxidermy mounts spread throughout. Other historic items are also there to see, such as Hemingway’s WWII uniform, his 38-foot fishing boat named Pilar and around 9,000 books from his personal library.
For more info, head over to Hemingway Cuba.