Fábrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien
Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas Galería
Across the plaza, this is a top-notch Pinar gallery, housing many local works.
Palacio de los Matrimonios
West on Martí, the grand neoclassical facades give way to the outlandishly opulent in the shape of this building, primarily a wedding...
The Plaza de Independencia is the hub of the art scene here. First and foremost, on the northwest side is this workshop-gallery of...
Teatro Lírico Ernesto Lecuona
Near the cigar factory, this theater is best for classical music and opera.
A substantial tres gracias (three scoops) at this clean, cheerful place is the price of half a teaspoon's worth of Haagen Daas.
Fábrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien information
Lonely Planet review
You can observe people busily rolling some of Pinar's (read: the world's) finest cigars in this factory, which was a jail until 1961 but is now tobacco central on the tourist circuit.
Smaller than the Partagás factory in Havana, you get a more intimate insight here, though the foibles are the same – robotic guides, rushed tours and the nagging notion that it's all a bit voyeuristic. There's an excellent cigar shop opposite.