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24 Hours in Havana for Art and Culture Lovers

Havana is packed with art and culture. Whether you’re a museum hopper or a street art watcher, check out these must-see spots in Havana. Taller-Estudio José Fuster In Jaimanitas, in western Havana, Cuban artist José Fuster has spent twenty years creating a larger-than-life work of art. His Barcelona-worthy creating, paying homage to Gaudí and Picasso (with snippets of Gauguin and Cuban-born artist Wilfredo Lam), started in the artist’s home and studio, and eventually took over most of the surrounding neighborhood. Unofficially known as Fusterlandia, Fuster has transformed several suburban blocks with his whimsical, stylized art, using tiles to give the neighborhood his artistic treatment. How to get here: Jaimanitas is located off Quinta Avenida (Av 5) in the far west of Playa, between Club Havana and Marina Hemingway. Don’t miss the nearby Santy Seafood Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Havana. Museo de Hemingway Finca la Vigía, the villa purchased by American novelist Ernest Hemingway in 1940, has remained unchanged since the day the writer left. Located southeast of Havana, visitors are not allowed inside …

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24 Hours in Havana for Hemingway Lovers

American’s have long held interest in Cuba’s cultural heritage, and world-renowned author Ernest Hemingway was no exception. The Nobel-Prize winning writer visited, and at various times lived in, Havana between 1939 and 1960, leaving behind art, manuscripts and a legacy that has been celebrated at his favorite haunts for more than five decades. While our American Heritage in Cuba package touches on many of these sights, here’s how to have a perfect 24 hours in Havana, as recommended by Hemingway. 10am: Ambos Mundos Hotel Located centrally on Obispo, a main shopping street in Old Havana, Ambos Mundos Hotel was Hemingway’s accommodation of choice before he purchased a permanent home, just outside of Havana. Here, Hemingway was inspired to write his famous novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. For a CUC $2 fee, visitors can view Room 511, which has been preserved to look exactly as it did when it was Hemingway’s home away from home in the 1930s. 12pm: La Bodeguita del Medio Don’t let the location in Old Havana fool you. La Bodeguita del …