Visit the former home of literary legend Ernest Hemingway, one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed authors. 

Plaque at the entrance to Hemingway's Finca Vigia


Bookshelf with portrait of Hemingway inside Finca Vigia


For more than two decades, Ernest Hemingway called this property home in the scenic San Francisco de Paula Ward of Havana. Here, Hemingway wrote large portions of For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea  – a novel set in the nearby Cuban town of Cojimar. 

Today, the estate looks much as it did when Hemingway left Cuba for the last time in 1960, less than a year before his death. Among the many artifacts left in place are his typewriter, hunting trophies, desk, and bookcases.

This activity is available on our Undiscovered Cuba, Legendary Cuba, Weekend in Havana, and Varadero and Havana tours or can be integrated into a custom-made itinerary