Description: Hemingway´s Havana
Through this tour we invite you to visit the places that served the famous North-american writer, Ernest Hemmingway, as houses, and those he frequented, which afterwards became sceneries for some of his best known stories. It includes a visit to La Vigia Farm, former residence and current Museo Hemmigway (Hemmingway Museum). Stop at La Terraza de Cojimar Restaurant, must place for him and his Captain Gregorio Fuentes. Walk along Cojimar Fishermen's Town.
Visit to the former Club Nautico de La Habana (Havana *s Nautic Club), located at Avenida del Puerto. Visit to Ambos Mundos Hotel, and to the room 511, where he stayed during the 30s, as well as to La bodeguita del Medio and Floridita Restaurant.
- Destination: Havana
- Hours: 3
- Allow Kids:
- From: Havana
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: City
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Hemingway´s Havana is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.