Havana Sights

Museo de la Farmcia Habanera

  • Calle Brasil (Teniente Rey) 251 Map It
  • La Habana Vieja
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 08/26/2015

Fodor's Review

This still functioning Art Nouveau pharmacy may sometimes be short on drugs, but it is certainly long on design. Founded by a Catalan apothecary in 1874, it was built in the elaborate Modernist style universally favored by 19th-century pharmacies. The carved wooden racks and shelves backed by murals painted on glass are especially ornate, and the ceramic apothecary jars, though probably empty, are colorfully painted. Also known as La Reunión (note the inscription on the wall behind the counter), this pharmacy was a famous meeting place, a sort of informal neighborhood clubhouse.

Sight Information

Address:

Calle Brasil (Teniente Rey) 251, esq. de Calle Compostela, Havana, Cuba

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Phone:

/7866–7554

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–5

Published 08/26/2015

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