Centro Cultural Antiguos Almacenes de Deposito San José

Top choice arts & crafts

in Habana Vieja

Havana's multifarious 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. Possible souvenirs include paintings, guayaberas (men's shirts), woodwork, leather items, jewelry and numerous apparitions of the highly marketable El Che.

There are also snacks, cleanish toilets and a tourist-information representative from the San Cristóbal agency. It's as popular with Cubans as it is with tourists.