El Floridita

visit one of the most legendary bars, the house of the daiquiri

El Floridita is a legendary bar in Havana, which has been operating since 1817 and became world famous thanks to the writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway, who used to visit it regularly.

Its slogan is “The cradle of the daiquirí” and Hemingway himself increased his fame with a phrase that attracted tourists from all over the planet: “My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquirí in La Floridita”. This writer ended up becoming the main tourist attraction for visitors who come from around the world to know the Floridita, to the point where a statue of a Hemingway layered at the end of the bar is the great attraction of the bar.

In 1910 it was extended with the restaurant area, towards Monserrate street, commanded by a French chef. In 1914, the Catalan Constantino Ribalaigua Vert began to work as a waiter and four years later he became the owner of the premises when he acquired Salas Perera, under his definitive name, Floridita.

In addition to Hemingway, Gary Cooper, Tennessee Williams, Marlene Dietrich, Jean-Paul Sartre, Giorgio Armani, Ornella Muti, Imanol Arias, Jean-Michel Jarre, Matt Dillon, Paco Rabanne, Ted Turner, and Jane Fonda, Pierce Brosnan, Naomi Campbell, Compay Segundo, Ana Belén and Victor Manuel, Graham Greene, the Dukes of Windsor, Gene Tunney, Luis Miguel Dominguín, Ava Gardner, Spencer Tracy, Rocky Marciano, Joaquín Sabina, Pablo Milanés, Kate Moss, Fito Páez, Danny Glover, Jack Nicholson, among other world personalities.

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