Ernest Hemingway certainly has a huge fan base in Cuba, having lived there for much of his life. After he was a war correspondent for the Spanish civil war, he crossed his fishing boat , the Pilar, into Cuban waters and made his home for the next seven years in Havana at the Hotel Ambos Mundas.
In 1940, with his new wife Martha, Hemingway bought an estate, about fifteen miles outside of Havana, which they named “Finca Vigia” (Lookout Farm). He would live here for the next twenty years. It was during this time that he wrote one of his most famous books, For Whom the Bell Tolls, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Five years later, he would divorce and marry his fourth wife Mary, who lived with him here until 1960.