Casa de la Obra Pía
Museo del Tabaco
At Museo del 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
The corner of Mercaderes and Obrapía has an international flavor, with a bronze statue of Simón Bolívar, the Latin America liberator.
Crowding out the cobbled street with its alfresco tables, the Lamparilla is perennially popular – your best bet for a seat is in the...
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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. There are some colonial artifacts displayed inside.