Hemingway's guide to Havana

Go now, while it remains authentic.

by Rashmi Chugani

It's no secret that Hemingway loved Havana. And the city knows it. There's so much Hemingway memorabilia around, one would think he was actually Cuban. Get to know Havana through the spots he frequented while writing some American classics.

El Malecon 91

Centro Habana

The Malecón, Havana's evocative 8km-long sea drive, is one of the city's most soulful and quintessentially Cuban thoroughfares.

- Lonely Planet

House of Jose Marti 71

Calle Leonor Perez (Paula) 314

The memorial houses a museum – the definite word on Martí in Cuba

- Lonely Planet

Plaza de Armas 71

Tacon Street, Old Havana

- Fodor's

Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia 76

Calle Obispo 153

- Fodor's

University of Havana 78

Calles L and 27

The broad staircase leading up to the school, with its signature Alma Mater statue... is a popular gathering spot for students

- Frommer's

El Templete 78

Calles Baratillo and O'Reilly

This museum is housed in the tiny neoclassical Doric chapel... which was erected in 1828 at the point where Havana's first Mass was held beneath a ceiba tree

- Lonely Planet

Topped by the famous Giraldilla (Weathervane)... Havana's favorite symbol—it's even on the Havana Club rum label

- Fodor's

Old Square 83

La Habana Vieja

The square's surrounding structures vary wildly in condition, though all of them are noteworthy.

- Fodor's

The square that surrounds and is named for the Catedral de la Habana is one of La Habana Vieja's most beautiful spots.

- Fodor's

Museum of the Revolution 87

Calle Refugio 1

This museum resides in the former Presidential Palace, constructed between 1913 and 1920 and used by a string of cash-embezzling Cuban presidents

- Lonely Planet

El Capitolio 88

Paseo de Marti

Since 1959 it has housed the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the National Library of Science and Technology.

- Lonely Planet

Fort San Salvador 71

Paseo de Marti (Prado) y Av. del Puerto (Calle Desamparado/San Pedro)

- Lonely Planet

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