Once the Cuban home of Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Finca Vigía is now a museum dedicated to the author of For Whom the Bells Toll. The property is preserved pretty much like Hemingway left it, and it displays a huge collection of the writer’s paperwork, his personal library, photographs, and many of his hunt trophies. A replica of his yacht El Pilar stands by the pool where Ava Gardner once swam all naked.
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, is a museum complex located in the heart of Havana. Occupying two buildings near Paseo del Prado, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, is destined to Cuban art, while the Palacio del Centro Asturiano displays works from all ages and places of the world. Its coffers hold over 45.000 pieces, and include the greatest collection of Cuban art in the world, beside works from the most acknowledged European schools and important pieces of ancient art from Greece, Rome, and Egypt.