This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip Cuba (EN)


On the outskirts of Havana is a small fishing village that inspired Ernest Hemmingway for his novel "The Old Man and the Sea", Cojimar. 

Founded in the 17th century by the Spanish, it has a fort like almost all coastal towns in Cuba. This fort bears the name of "Torreon de la Chorrera". 

Cojimar was the first settlement east of Havana and was populated by the Spaniards from 1554. Before their arrival, the Indians lived there in peace ... 

Cojimar was the scene of a landing of the British army in 1762. 

It is a quiet village, by the sea, with all the charm of small Cuban towns. Apart from the fort and the statue of Ernest Hemmingway, the locality offers few treasures to passing tourists.


Spoken comments in the film: 

Cojimar is a small fishing village near Havana. This village which has an old Spanish fort (Torreon de Cojimar) by the sea is part of the municipality of Havana. It was one of the places that inspired Ernest Hemmingway for his Vieil Homme et la Mer.



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• Disclaimer: As traditional music is often subject to copyright (claimed by major music distribution groups), the musical illustration of this film "Havana, Cojimar - fishing village • Cuba (EN)" does not use typical music of Cuba but is borrowed from a collection of royalty-free music. Despite the painstaking care given to the musical choices in this film, some people may regret this choice, but it is the price to pay for not incurring unnecessary lawsuits. This decision was difficult to take, but it's the only viable solution, unfortunately. •

Cojimar, Cuba

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Castillo de Cojimar, Cojimar • Cuba
Castillo de Cojimar
the sea seen from the fort, Cojimar • Cuba
the sea seen from the fort
inside the fort, Cojimar • Cuba
inside the fort
a turret of the fort, Cojimar • Cuba
a turret of the fort

Cojimar, Cuba