The El Pais Spanish newspaper printed a special report on the restoration works being carried out by Cuban specialists at La Vigia farm where US writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Ernest Hemingway lived during his time in Cuba.
After Hemingway’s death in 1961, the Cuban government turned the farm into a museum, which has underwent several renovations during the last two years.
The wooden worm-eaten roofs have been totally renovated, and approximately 30 percent of the farm has undergone remodeling. The Hemingway Museum is scheduled to reopen early next year, reports Prensa Latina news agency.
According to El Pais, the Cuban experts, along with some US colleagues, have already completed the renovation of the facade and are currently working to restore the former splendor to the house located in the town of San Francisco de Paula, 25 km from Havana.
The house was designed by Spanish architect Miguel Pascual y Baguer in 1922 and was inhabited by Hemingway from 1939 to 1960. Today, it hosts a large collection of over 22,000 items including books, records, furniture, paintings and stuffed animals.
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