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Havana Hemingway

Bodeguita del Medio - Havana, Cuba
La Bodeguita del Medio - where you'll find Hemingway's favorite mojito
Floridita - Havana, Cuba
Hemingway at the Floridita bar - Havana, Cuba
La Floridita - Where Hemingway proclaimed the world's best daquiri.

Hemingway's two favorite watering holes in Havana, La Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio, still stand today, both more bustling than ever thanks to the famous writer.

On a small plaque hanging in La Floridita, hangs Hemingway's signed quote: "My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita"

La Bodeguita del Medio

La Bodeguita del Medio has the feel of the local crowd - a real bar, serving traditional cuban food. Located on Calle Empedrado just west of the cathedral in Old Havana, this building and its interior is covered in graffiti - much of it saluting Hemingway and Cuba.

Address: Calle Empedrado No. 206. Old Havana

Hours: 12:00 noon - midnite

Phone: (53 7) 867-1374 - 867-1375

La Floridita

More upscale than La Bodeguita del Medio yet authentically Cuban nonetheless, La Floridita is home to Hemingway's favorite daquiry - proclaiming it the best in the world.

Today, the place is very popular with tourists. Hemingway's bar stool has a velvet rope to keep the crowds at bay. A statue of the writer stands nearby.

Address: Obispo No.557 esq. Monserrate, Old Havana

Hours: 11am to midnite

Phone: (53-7) 867 1299 (Reservation).


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