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33 Ernest Hemingway’s Livingroom at Finca Vigia near Havana, Cuba

This is Ernest Hemingway’s living room at his former Cuban residence, Finca Vigia. He shared this house with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn, from 1940 until 1945 … a period when he covered the war and produced few literary works. His marriage ended when he met Mary Welsh, a magazine correspondent, in Paris. They married the following year. The couple returned to this Cuban retreat annually until 1960 when they abandoned the property in fear of Castro’s regime. The government seized it in 1961, the year Hemingway committed suicide in Idaho. A highlight of visiting this Cuban estate is seeing Hemingway’s study. This is where he wrote part of “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “The Old Man and the Sea” and “The Dangerous Summer.”

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Finca Vigía Km. 12 ½, La Habana, Cuba

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