With his passion for travel and his quest for good food, the American writer Ernest Hemingway visited so many restaurants that the the places that could not boast of his visit had in fact their own pulling power: it became a popular joke to hang out a sign reading "Hemingway never ate here." Joking aside, the author of such works as Fiesta, The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls was a great lover of Spain, in particular of its most festive and colourful traditions. Here we offer a tour of the places that most appealed to him.
Some of Hemingway's "Spanish" works
- Fiesta, in which he describes the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona.
- For Whom the Bell Tolls, set in the Spanish Civil War.
- Death in the Afternoon, dedicated to the world of bull fighting.
- The Fifth Column, set in Madrid, the capital, during the Civil War.
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