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This place will satisfy most of your film and camera needs.
Food & Drink
Across the Paseo Panamericano is a grocery store, the Mini-Super Caracol .
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...
Arts & Crafts
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.
Souvenirs & Gifts
Health & Cosmetics
A specialist shop that sells perfume made from tropical flowers, Havana 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.
In November 2009 Havana's open-air handicraft market moved under the cover of this old shipping warehouse in Av del Puerto. Check your socialist ideals at the door...
Extremely accomplished photographer selling color and black-and-white shots of Havana life; some of them are reduced onto CUC$2.50 postcards.
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.
Havana's newest bookstore is actually a throwback to the 1920s refurbished to fit in with its Old Town surroundings. Editions are mainly in Spanish, but there are some interesting cultural magazine including Temas .
A former 18th-century colonial palace turned into a shopping mall! Gathered around a shaded central patio is one-stop shopping for souvenirs, cigars, crafts, musical instruments, CDs, clothing and jewelry at fixed pr...
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)...
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.
Talk about faded glory! This once-elegant European-style covered shopping arcade was built in 1910. Today it's full of shabby, half-empty stores, including an improbable adidas outlet.
This gallery behind the Gran Teatro de La Habana has paintings by leading artists such as Zaida del Río, plus antiques. Export permits are arranged.
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