Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Habana Vieja

Centro Cultural Antiguos Almacenes de Deposito San José

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…
Top Choice Books in Centro Habana

Memorias Librería

A new shop for beautiful old artifacts, the recently opened Memorias Librería is Havana's first genuine antique bookstore. Delve into its gathered piles and you'll find wonderful rare collectables including old coin…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Habana Vieja

Palacio de la Artesanía

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 …
Music in Habana Vieja

Longina Música

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). It often places loudspeakers in the street outs…
Shopping Center in Vedado

Galerías de Paseo

Across the street from the Hotel Meliá Cohiba, this place is an upscale (for Cuba) shopping center with some designer labels and even a car dealership. It sells well-made clothes and other consumer items to tourists…
Music in Playa & Marianao

Egrem Tienda de Música

There's a small CD-outlet here hidden in leafy Miramar at the site of Havana's most celebrated recording studios.
Art in Habana Vieja

Estudio Galería los Oficios

Pop into this gallery to see the large, hectic but intriguing canvases by Nelson Domínguez, whose workshop is upstairs.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Vedado

Feria de la Artesanía

This artisan market is a pale imitation of Habana Vieja's Antiguos Almacenes, with a few handmade shoes and sandals, and some old stamps and coins thrown in for good measure.
Perfume in Habana Vieja

Habana 1791

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.
Cigars in Playa & Marianao

La Casa del Habano

Smokers and souvenir seekers will like La Casa, arguably Havana's top cigar store. You'll find a comfy smoking lounge and a decent restaurant here as well.