We stayed in Varadero for the reminder of our time in Cuba. But, before getting there we made a few stops: Morro Castle, Muraleando Community Art Project, Ernest Hemingway’s home, and Café Ajiaco for lunch. Morro Castle sits at the entrance to the Bay of Havana, it was used to identify the approach of enemy vessels. There were some fabulous views of the Havana skyline from the location.
Views of the Havana skyline from Morro Castle.
The Muraleandro Community Art Project promotes the arts to the children of a Havana neighborhood. There was a slight similarity to Fusterlandia, the art was visible around the neighborhood.
“Greetings from Snoopy for friends who make their dreams come true in this cultural house.” This mural was painted and signed by Charles Schulz.
Notice the structure in the back, it was once a water tower. It was cleaned, painted and restored for use as an art gallery.
The inside of the old water tower, now an art gallery.
We left Muraleandro and visited Finca La Vigía, Ernest Hemingway’s home.
The main house is not open to the public, but you can see the rooms from the windows and doors. The property has a pool, Hemingway's office, his boat, and another building (might have been additional housing).
We stopped in Cojimar for 2 reasons, this fishing village was the setting for one of Hemingway’s books. Most importantly, we had one of the best lunches while there. Find out more in the next blog post.