Bust of Ernest Hemingway
Torreón de Cojímar
Overlooking the harbor is an old Spanish fort (1649) presently occupied by the Cuban Coast Guard. It was the first fortification taken...
East across the river from Cojímar is a large housing estate of prefabricated apartment blocks built by micro brigadas (small armies of...
The huge 55,000-seat stadium on the Vía Monumental between Havana and Cojímar, was built for the 1991 Pan-American Games and is already...
Restaurante la Terraza
Another photo-adorned shrine to the ghost of Hemingway, La Terraza specializes in seafood and does a roaring trade from the hordes of...
Bust of Ernest Hemingway information
Lonely Planet review
Next to the Torreón de Cojímar and framed by a neoclassical archway is a gilded bust of Ernest Hemingway erected by the residents of Cojímar in 1962. Hemingway came here regularly in the 1940s and ‘50s and moored his boat in the nearby harbor. His friend and sea captain, Gregorio Fuentes, lived in the green-and-white house at Calle 98 until 2002, when he died aged 101.