Famous Authors’ Homes That Are A Must See For Literary Fans

Ernest Hemingway Wrote His Pulitzer Prize & Nobel Prize-Winning Book In His Cuban Home


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Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba is located about 10 miles from Havana in the town of San Fransisco de Paula. It’s known as the Finca Vigia, or the “lookout house.” The photo above shows the hunting trophies displayed in his living room. The house was built by Spanish architect Pasqual y Baguer in 1886.

Hemingway purchased the property in 1940 for $12,500. He wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls there as well as The Old Man and the Sea, for which he received a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature. The Cuban government took over the property following Hemingway’s death in 1961. It is currently a museum.