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This place will satisfy most of your film and camera needs.
For a range of coffee and a decent taster cup, pop into La Casa del Café just off Plaza de Armas in Habana Vieja.
For rum check out the Fundación Havana Club shop.
A book market stocking old, new and rare books, including Hemingway, some weighty poetry and plenty of written pontifications from Fidel. It's all here under the leafy boughs in Plaza de Armas...
An important art gallery named after a celebrated Venezuelan painter who maintained a studio here until her death in 2004...
Pop into this gallery to see the large, hectic but intriguing canvases by Nelson Domínguez, whose workshop is upstairs.
Pop-art fans should take a look at the Sala Galería Raúl Martínez .
Fantastic mix of magazines, guidebooks, reference, politics and art imprints in English and Spanish encased neatly in the sublime Palacio del Segundo Cabo in Plaza de Armas.
Havana's best cigar shop with its own roller, smoking room and expert sales staff.
A specialist shop that sells perfume made from tropical flowers, Habana 1791 retains the air of a working museum. Floral fragrances are mixed by hand – you can see the petals drying in a laboratory out the back.
Havana's open-air handicraft market sits under the cover of an old shipping warehouse in Desamparados. Check your socialist ideals at the door. Herein lies a hive of free-enterprise and (unusually for Cuba) haggling...
Paintings and prints by young Cuban artists are exhibited and sold here (from CUC$30 to CUC$150). You can also see the artists at work.
This bookstore, a throwback to the 1920s, was refurbished by Habaguanex to fit in with its Old Town surroundings. Editions are mainly in Spanish, but there are some interesting cultural magazines including Temas .
A former 18th-century colonial palace turned into a shopping mall! Gathered around a shaded central patio is this one-stop shopping spot for souvenirs, cigars, crafts, musical instruments, CDs, clothing and jewelry a...
This place on the pedestrian mall has a good selection of CDs, plus musical instruments such as bongos, guitars, maracas, guiros (gourds) and tumbadoras (conga drums)...
Nice little private secondhand bookshop in Obispo where you might uncover all number of mysteries. It's particularly good for its old Cuban posters which steer clear of the standard Che Guevara shots.
Good selection of guides, photography books and Cuban literature in English; next door is Librería Cervantes, an antiquarian bookseller.
Perhaps Havana's best spot for Spanish-language books is this classic art deco building at the western end of Calle Obispo.
A new shop for beautiful old artifacts, the recently opened Memorias Librería is Havana's first genuine antique bookstore...
Shop affiliated to Havana's main cigar factory (check in Hotel Saratoga as to current status due to renovations).
This is the pedestrianized part of Calle San Rafael near the Hotel Inglaterra. Come here for peso snacks and surprises, and 1950s shopping nostalgia.
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