Hotel Ambos Mundos, Havana

Hotel Ambos Mundos, Havana

Hotel Ambos Mundos first opened in 1925. This famous five-story hotel is located at the corner of Calle Obispo and Mercaderes. The vibrant lobby features art exhibitions and live music. Jazz bands entertain at the piano bar while visitors gather to reminisce about their day and plan out their tomorrow.

Author Ernest Hemingway thought Hotel Ambros Mundos was a good place to write from. Today, the hotel is most recognized for Room 511, where the famous author lived during the 1930s. Hemingway wrote parts of several masterpieces from this hotel. Here, Hemingway finished his 1932 novel Death in the Afternoon, and started Green Hills of Africa in 1935. Hemingway also began To Have and Have Not (1937) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1939) from Room 511.

Today, the hotel keeps the author's memory alive and present. Room 511 is set up as a small museum and features several of Hemingway's belongings. The hotel's restaurant, Plaza de Armas, serves some of Hemingway's favorite dishes. After you've finished writing your inspired Instagram post, blog, or a great novel, head up to the Roof Garden and enjoy the expansive views of the city.

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Sight Name: Hotel Ambos Mundos
Sight Location: Havana, Cuba (See walking tours in Havana)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Havana, Cuba

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Havana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Churches and Cathedrals Walking Tour

Historical Churches and Cathedrals Walking Tour

Discovered and conquered by Spanish colonists in the early 16th century, Havana has turned into a major religious center of Catholicism in the Caribbean. Although a communist regime is currently in power, many of the churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings have been preserved and still give a glimpse of the city’s religious heritage.

The old Havana Cathedral, located in a...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Old Palaces Walking Tour

Old Palaces Walking Tour

Havana has been the seat of Cuba’s ruling gentry for centuries. Today, you can walk the streets of Old Havana and explore its palaces to get a glimpse into the city’s royal past. Although these structures now serve Havana’s citizens and visitors, they still catch your eye (and your camera lens!) with their architecture and history.

Start your trip with the ornate Presidential Palace,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

The Spanish founded Havana in 1519. After French pirate Jacques de Sores ransacked the city in 1555, the Castle of the Royal Force was built to protect the city.

Havana became a major stopping point between the newly discovered Americas and ancient Europe. In the 1600s, Havana was a major shipbuilding port.

Old Havana is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic city has five...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Hemingway's Havana Walking Tour

Hemingway's Havana Walking Tour

Ever since Hemingway first visited Cuba in 1928 until his death in 1961, he felt an intense connection with the people and culture of Cuba. Hemingway lived at Hotel Ambos Mundos during the 1930s, and began, wrote, and finished several novels there. Today, you can see some of Hemingway's belongings in Room 511.

Hemingway was a frequent patron at El Floridita, famous for its daiquiris....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles

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