Ambos Mundos

The Ambos Mundos was built in 1923 on one of Havana’s oldest streets. Lucky enough to be chosen by the legendary U.S. writer as his Cuban home away from home, he lived there from 1932 until 1939, when he purchased the Vigía farmstead. He couldn’t have found a more comfortable spot to write For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the lobby still reels with the same understated excitement that must have influenced the great writer. One feels compelled to visit the meeting hall, spacious and solemn, or the former artist’s room, still preserved and on display.