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Almacenes San Jose, Havana

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In Old Havana's oldest depository, a lively hub of colorful handicrafts, artisan products, and music dwells in Almacenes San Jose. Dating back to 1885, the renovated warehouse now stocks everything from leather craft and ceramics, to toys and tobacco accessories. Take your time to explore the multicolored maze, a cultural hub that also supports local artists using the space for musical performances and art activities. Haggle with the shopkeepers, who don't mind having a friendly debate about the price. Spend time hunting for a bargain and ensure what you’re purchasing is an authentic Cuban piece. Our Havana vacation builder makes visiting Almacenes San Jose and other Havana attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is definitely one stop shopping. We really wanted to purchase a piece of Cuban art that would not be too pricey. Even though there were many stalls, most of the art was touristy works of vintage ...  more »
  • Shop and ask the price there is a small souvenir shops throughout the old town owned by individuals, but I think also in T shirt one piece 20 Cooke, Cooke 10 bags, but San Jose market store where t-shirts 10 Cooke, eco 5 Cooke's. Wear a refrigerator magnet was half the price. I think more time is because any shops I have things pretty much the same people who go here and buy a cheap souvenir. Maybe also try bargaining in Spain, couldn't have a simple, but fun. There are restaurants to drink beer by the way this market next to the restored Depot.
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  • If you are looking for Cuban crafts, paintings this is a central place to go. Plan at least one hour to walk through, as it is big. Lots of artwork. Make sure it is signed and if you are buying they g...  more »
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  • This is the place to buy souvenirs and beautiful Cuban art & paints, found a good cedar humidor for cigars
  • An indoor market for arts and crafts aimed at tourists. Some nice items for sale but not worth going out of your way for unless hunting for gifts.
  • Handicrafts market mainly aimed at tourists. Most of the items for sale are the classic souvenirs (figurines, handbags, hats, percussion, rum, cigars). Perhaps the most interesting and authentic is the one dedicated to the paintings and canvases, among other very beautiful and of various styles and genres (with an eye always on Cuba and its glimpses). Some kiosks where you can eat and drink, and the cadeca to change money.
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  • Perfect place to buy crafts. Very good prices.
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  • Cuba you will find a lot of souvenirs and also can spend time with pleasure a marketplace, the country has its own fruits multicolored images that belong to the beautiful city of artists it is possible to find everything.
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