13 Best Places to Shop in Havana, Cuba

Almacenes de San José

La Habana Vieja Fodor's choice
Havana's biggest and best craft market is in an old shipping warehouse, next to the water in Havana Vieja. It's a rabbit-warren-like maze filled with all manner of handicrafts, from carvings and jewelry to paintings, leather work, and touristy Che merchandise. There are also toilets and a few food and drink stalls.
Av. Desampardos y San Ignacio, Havana, 10100, Cuba
Shopping Details
Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 10–6

Taller Experimental de Grafica

La Habana Vieja Fodor's choice
In the small alleyway just off Plaza Catedral, this vast workshop, which started in 1962, is one of the best places to buy unique artwork in Havana. Watch the printmakers and artists at work and then head into the shop to choose your very own piece.
Callejón del Chorro 62, Havana, 10100, Cuba
Shopping Details
Rate Includes: Weekdays 9–4

Casa de la Música


This small store is attached to the Miramar Casa de la Música nightclub and sells CDs and musical instruments.

Calle 20, No. 3309, Havana, Cuba

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Casa del Habano Hotel Conde de Villanueva

La Habana Vieja
Located on the first floor of the Hotel Conde de Villanueva, this classic old cigar shop is the place to stock up, selling a full array of Habanos' offerings. With its cozy velvet chairs and old-fashioned bar, it's also the perfect place to escape the heat and bustle of the street and hideaway for a quiet smoke and a coffee.

Casa del Habano, La Quinta


The many locations of the ubiquitous tobacco emporium make shopping for tobacco convenient.

Av. 5, No. 1407, Havana, 11500, Cuba

Ferria 23 y M


This excellent and eclectic handicraft market is very near the Hotel Nacional and is open weekdays 9–5, selling anything from souvenirs, paintings, and clothes to locally produced jewelry.

Av. 23 y M, Havana, 10400, Cuba

Habana 1791 Aromas Coloniales

La Habana Vieja
More like a working museum than a shop, this unique fragrance store sells a range of scents created from natural products all found in Cuba. Peruse the rows of old bottles and then head back into the gorgeous fountain-filled patio to view the working laboratory, where the perfumes are still created.
Calle Mercaderes 156, Havana, 10100, Cuba
Shopping Details
Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 10–7, Sun. 11–2

La Casa del Habano Partagás

Centro Habana
Although the cigar factory itself has moved to another location, there's still a good cigar shop on the premises. Its knowledgeable staff sell a wide selection of cigars and tobacco, and there's also a small bar inside where you can enjoy a coffee or a mojito with your smoke.
Calle Industria 520, Havana, 10200, Cuba

La Maison


The evening fashion shows (10 pm) here will knock your eyes out—more for the human display than for the textiles—and the luxury clothing is on sale duty-free. They also have a good selection of guayaberas . Entry to the fashion shows costs CUC$10.

Longina Música

La Habana Vieja

Located on the pedestrianized Calle Obispo, this shop sells an excellent selection of music and Cuban musical instruments.

Calle Obispo 360, e/Habana y Compostela, Havana, Cuba

Palacio de la Artesanía

La Habana Vieja

For tobacco, rum, Cuban music, and all manner of crafts, don't miss this unique shopping mall, housed in the 18th-century colonial Palacio de Pedroso.

Calle de Cuba 64, Havana, 10100, Cuba
Shopping Details
Rate Includes: Daily 10–7


La Habana Vieja
A unique gift and souvenir shop located in between Plaza de Armas and Plaza Catedral, Piscolabis sells an eclectic range of jewelry, glasswork, wood carvings, and metalwork. It also serves great coffees, so that you can sit down and relax in between browsing.
Calle San Ignacio 75, Havana, 10600, Cuba


La Habana Vieja

Set up some 30 years ago by the Federation of Cuban Women, this successful shop now has a number of outlets throughout Cuba. It sells off-the-rack guayaberas, as well as linen and cotton dresses and pants.

Havana, Cuba