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Many small cubicle shops with a lot of repetition

You can actually find some really neat original and handmade goods here. there is a lot of repeated... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Good for souvenirs

Lots of souvenirs, be sure to bargain. Can be little hot inside but worth it to get shopping done... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Tampa, Florida
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Avenida del Puerto | Antiguos Almacenes San Jose, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

You can actually find some really neat original and handmade goods here. there is a lot of repeated themes and products tho. The vendors can be a little aggressive and overly chatty but I've seen a lot worse. Its a huge covered space near some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Lots of souvenirs, be sure to bargain. Can be little hot inside but worth it to get shopping done in one place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This place is about 15 to 20 min walk from the cruise port. Some merchants will accept Euros. I went here for Cuban art work. Some beggers walk around here asking for money or anything you can give them, so beware. Merchants can be pushy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Sam O
Reviewed 23 May 2018

As part of our private tour and passengers from the Pearl Seas Cruise Line, we asked our driver, Manual to drop us off in front of the "Artist Market," or Mercado Artesanal. This huge warehouse, sitting on the docks of Havana bay, is home to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank arturofranz
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This market used to be outside at a square near by, now it’s in some kind of building all pressed together. Hundreds of vendors fight to get your money and ALSO they get angry at you if you don’t buy anything from them. Surprisingly prices...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A huge indoor artisan market, located within walking distance of the port. Stall after stall, with many of the same standard souvenirs, but also one of a kind purchases if you persevere. One end of the market is art, including some original pieces. Vendors know...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Nina5136
Reviewed 21 September 2017

You are able to experience the vast majority of artisanal cuban items. While there are a lot of vendors with shirts, etc, I recommend going through the kiosks anyways. You will find some very interesting ones. The one I precisely was happy to see was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank SV0710
Reviewed 4 September 2017

indoor shopping area geared toward the tourist crowd. Lots of stalls with souvenir stuff- nothing really caught my eye.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is quantity and crowds and while there are paintings to be had, along with fans, carvings and all sorts of other items for souvenirs i think the prices are high and it's very touristy And crowded. And loud.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RKZ90027
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Large open 'warehouse like' space with many 'shops' with many artisans and a great selection of arts & crafts. Good prices-better than Calle Obispo, the pedestrian street in central Habana. Also has a lot of original art by local painters at each end of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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11 September 2018|
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Response from arturofranz | Reviewed this property |
We bought 2 paintings and had them unframed, then we purchased a carton tube and rolled them inside; available in the market. Make sure you have them “stamped” and pay a nominal fee in the Cuban customs office. Packed them... More
29 April 2017|
Response from Rose P |
Online it says it's closed on Sunday's, and the rest of the week open tueday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm
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