Casa de la Obra Pía
Museo del Tabaco
At Museo de Tabaco you can gawp at various indigenous pipes and idols and buy some splendid smokes.
Casa de África
The Casa de África houses sacred objects relating to Santería collected by ethnographer Fernando Ortíz.
Statue of Simón Bolívar
La Torre de Marfil
Where have all the punters gone? Chinatown, perhaps? You feel sorry for the Marfil. Perfectly placed in Calle Mercaderes with smiling...
Obrapía No 158 · interesting places nearby
Casa de la Obra Pía information
One of the more muscular sights on Calle Mercaderes is this typical Havana aristocratic residence originally built in 1665 and rebuilt in 1780. Baroque decoration – including an intricate portico made in Cádiz, Spain – covers the exterior facade.
In addition to its historical value, the house today contains a sewing and needlecraft cooperative that has a workshop inside and a small shop selling clothes and textiles on Calle Mercaderes.