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Almacenes San Jose

Ave. del Puerto, Havana, Cuba
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It's an art gallery. It's a souvenir place. Thee's food.

This old warehouse -- within (long) walking distance of the pier where our ship was docked, is now... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Staten_Islander
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New York City, New York
Bargains to be had

There's a lot of duplication of product in this market - Che Guevara (and other things) t-shirts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
milliesmum2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Average14%
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“flea market” (11 reviews)
“one stop shop” (4 reviews)
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Ave. del Puerto, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old warehouse -- within (long) walking distance of the pier where our ship was docked, is now a kind of low-end mall. Literally hundreds of shops so as you might guess, a lot of duplication. Another area is what I would call folk art....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot of duplication of product in this market - Che Guevara (and other things) t-shirts, semi precious gemstones jewellery, things to eat, coconuts. It's mostly aimed at visitors from what I could see. It's quite fun for an hours or two though and...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest warehouses located in the Port of Havana, the Almacenes San Jose market is quite a shopping experience. About half is tourist products while the other half features the originals from many different types of artists. Aisle after aisle of choices, I...More

Thank ccksmra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of the stalls are the same stuff over and over. And yes you do need to bargain. In the northern section of the building I found some gorgeous local art tucked between the tourist paintings. It seems like the guys own or rent...More

1  Thank Jennie Y
Reviewed 5 December 2017

In Havana there are many names for the same place. This is also known as Centro Antiguos Almacenes de Depósito San Jose. Basically an old warehouse with some old locomotives in front that serves as a crafts market for local vendors. Good to take a...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 December 2017

i was so disappointed here. I felt like I was at a market in the bahamas or mexico. I thought it was going to be all authentic and unique items here. But it was all mass produced stuff. All the shop owners tried getting you...More

Thank 4ThatLuv2Travel
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I was really looking forward to this market but it was a waste of time. So frustrating. The same items were repeated row after row and they were of low quality and very touristy. If you need to pick up trinkets maybe this is the...More

Thank JeffDal
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Stall after stall of the same items, mostly cheap souvenirs. I got a headache after being here for a little while.

1  Thank BobMyr
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Bought some music CDs and on returning home found none of them worked. Rip off. Although it is very large, most of the stalls sell the same useless junk. There are quite a few wonderful shops in Havana so this is an unnecessary use of...More

1  Thank cjg1950
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Make them an offer. Never pay what they ask. Trade for items if you know how. (Tubes of toothpaste are like gold to them) With that said, my wife an I spent parts of 2 days at this vendors market. We gave gifts, we were...More

1  Thank browncondo2102
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browncondo2102
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Response from adominguez05 | Reviewed this property |
I bought some paintings in stores San José and they warned me about the tax I had to pay. Inside the warehouses there are some boxes where this tax is paid. The tax is not for all paintings, the size depends, if they are... More
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