Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás
The incomparable Capitolio Nacional is Havana's most ambitious and grandiose building, constructed after the post-WWI sugar boom ('Dance...
Parque de la Fraternidad
Leafy Parque de la Fraternidad was established in 1892 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the Spanish landing in the Americas. A few...
Fuente de la India
Don’t miss this white Carrara marble fountain, carved by Giuseppe Gaggini in 1837 for the Count of Villanueva, situated on a traffic...
A boxing club directly opposite the Capitolio, which usually hosts matches on Friday at 7pm.
An open secret opposite the Capitolio, but easy to miss (look out for the queue), Los Nardos is a semi-private restaurant operated by...
Industria No 520 · interesting places nearby
Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás information
One of Havana's oldest and most famous cigar factories, the landmark neoclassical Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás was founded in 1845 by Spaniard Jaime Partagás. Today some 400 workers toil for up to 12 hours a day rolling such famous cigars as Montecristos and Cohibas. As far as tours go, Partagás is the most popular and reliable factory to visit, though many people find them rushed, robotic and a tad contrived.
The factory was being renovated at the time of writing, but you can visit it at its temporary location on the corner of Calles San Carlos and Penalver in Centro Habana. Tickets must be booked in advance in the lobby of the Hotel Saratoga .