Hemingway in Cuba

I have always been a fan of Ernest Hemingway's writing.  When I lived in Ketchum, Idaho I visited his haunts, and when we were in Cuba, naturally, we did the same. 

Ernest Hemingway statue at Havana Club in Cuba

Hemingway's statue in what was his usual spot at the Floridita

One of the hottest scenes in Havana was the Floridita which stayed packed.  This bar along with one of the hotels where Hemingway lived some of the time he was in Cuba, have walls filled with images of him with Castro and other famous people.

A few days later we ventured outside of town to his home, Finca Vigia.

Ernest Hemingway home Finca Vigia outside Havana Cuba

It was hard to get a great picture of the home because of all of the tourists but the interiors were the most interesting part to me.


We weren't allowed inside the house so we had to look inside through windows and doors that were roped off.  This is his office, or one of them, several rooms seemed to have a desk and all of the walls were lined with book cases stuffed with books.


The interiors are sparse but the walls are full of his hunting trophies.


This is the view to the only living area we could see.


I don't remember if this was the only bedroom or the only one we were able to see.


Above is the tower located to the left of Hemingway's home and on the top floor is where he would work. An interior view below reveals the typewriter on his desk.



Be sure to read my other post about Cuba, New Years in Havana