Casa de la Obra Pía

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Casa de la Obra Pía information

Downtown Havana , Cuba
Address
Street Obrapía No 158
Prices
admission CUC$1.50
Opening hours
9am-4:30pm Tue-Sat, 9:30am-12:30pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

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.