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. To visit Almacenes San Jose on your holiday in Havana, and find out what else Havana has to offer, use our Havana trip itinerary builder site .
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  • September 19, 2017
    This is the best place for purchases to take home. There is so much artwork and the artists there are really good. Be warned - you have to pay a fee to have your painting stamped. So stupid but the ac...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    The art is magnificent and unique; we didn't buy anything but I marveled at the paintings that were available. If you want to take something home, this is your one stop shop.  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    I stayed a week in Havana. This was by far the best and the biggest place to purchase souvenirs. Lots of artwork/t-shirts ($10CUC)/wood carvings/magnets/key chains/coffee cups etc. There is a Cadeca (...  more »
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  • June 26, 2016
    This is the place to buy souvenirs and beautiful Cuban art & paints, found a good cedar humidor for cigars
  • November 17, 2015
    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.
  • November 21, 2016
    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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  • April 16, 2017
    Centre cultural and commercial, antique stores San Jose is an interesting craft market located in the last section of the Avenida del Puerto, very close to the Church of San Francisco de Paula, the tobacco warehouse and wood and some remains of the old wall of Havana.
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  • February 19, 2017
    Perfect place to buy crafts. Very good prices.
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