Hemingway Tour

Book Hemingway Day Tour

The Hemingway tour is dedicated to this prominent American writer. You will visit the places in Havana that the writer frequented the most, as well as where he lived. It is a fascinating tour for those who enjoy Ernest’s history or literature lovers.

The places to be visited are:

  • Farm Vijia
  • Hemingway Museum
  • Cojimar
  • Floridite
  • Bodeguita in the middle
  • Both Worlds Hotel


Who was Ernest Heminway?

American writer whose work, already considered classic in 20th-century literature, has exerted a notable influence both by the sobriety of his style and by the tragic elements and portrait of an era he represents. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

Passionate about hunting, fishing and adventure. He lived in Cuba for twenty years. For his love of this island, in Havana, a marina and a fishing tournament bear his name.

He was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, son of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, physician, and Grace Hall. His childhood was marked by the upbringing of a dominant mother and a depressed father. According to his biographers, he did not have a very happy childhood, as he was marked by a conflictive relationship with his father, who would commit suicide in 1928. At the age of fifteen, he left home, but soon returned to finish his studies.

Hemingway in 1940 at the La Vigía estate.

He stood out as a football player and boxer in his school days. In 1917 he finished his studies but changed the University to work for a few months at the Kansas City Star as a reporter. From his youth he felt a disproportionate addiction to boxing and hunting, sports that together with the practice of journalism make him a globetrotter and a student of human nature. The writer traveled to different countries in Europe and Africa.

He began as a reporter on the Kansas City Star, and shortly thereafter enlisted as a volunteer to drive ambulances in Italy during World War One. He was later transferred to the Italian army and seriously wounded. After the war he worked as a correspondent for the Toronto Star until his departure to Paris. From 1927 he spent long periods in Key West, Florida, Spain and Africa. He returned to Spain during the Civil War as a war correspondent. He later became a reporter for the first U.S. Army. Although he was not a soldier, he participated in several battles. After the war, Hemingway settled in Cuba, near Havana, and in 1958 in Ketchum, Idaho.

Hemingway used his experiences as a fisherman, hunter and bullfighter in his works. On the verge of death in the Spanish Civil War when bombs exploded in his hotel room, in the Second World War when he hit a taxi during war blackouts, and in 1954 when his plane crashed in Africa, he finally died in Ketchum on July 2, 1961, shooting himself with a shotgun amid frequent fits of insomnia, insomnia and memory loss. [taken from Ecured].