· By Herb Lester

Finca Vigía (Hemingway’s House), Havana

Extracted from Havana: Right Now.

Located in the village of San Francisco de Paula, 15 miles east of Havana, Hemingway’s Cuban home of 21 years (1939-1960) was where much of For Whom The Bell Tolls was written. The charming hilltop house contains the original furnishings, mounted hunting trophies, library and personal items that were left behind following Hemingway’s 1961 death in Idaho. To preserve the contents as they were found, visitors view the dwelling’s interiors through numerous windows and doors. Arrive early to beat the tour buses.

San Francisco de Paula
Tel: (53) 7 691 0809
Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 9am-1pm

Photo: Bruce Tuten