Top Choice Factory in Pinar del Río

Fábrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien

You can observe people busily rolling some of Pinar's (read: the world's) finest cigars in this factory, which is now tobacco central on the tourist circuit.
Top Choice Gallery in Pinar del Río

Casa Taller

The Plaza de la Independencia is the hub of the art scene. First and foremost, on the northwest side, is the workshop-gallery of renowned Cuban artist Pedro Pablo Oliva. The key point of the gallery is to promote an…
Top Choice Historic Building in Pinar del Río

Palacio de los Matrimonios

Wow! West on Martí, the grand neoclassical facades give way to the gushingly opulent in the shape of this building dating from 1924, now primarily a wedding venue. That said, the amiable guards will let you look aro…
Gallery in Pinar del Río

Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas Galería

This top-notch Pinar gallery on Plaza de la Independencia houses many local works.
Factory in Pinar del Río

Fábrica de Bebidas Casa Garay

Workers here use a secret recipe to distill sweet and dry versions of the city's signature liquor, Guayabita del Pinar guava brandy. Whistle-stop 15-minute multilingual factory tours are topped off with a taste of t…
Museum in Pinar del Río

Museo de Ciencias Naturales Sandalio de Noda

A mad but magnificent neo-Gothic-meets-Moorish-meets-Hindu-meets-Byzantium mansion built by local doctor and world traveler Francisco Guasch in 1914. Once you've got over shock of the whimsical exterior (gargoyles, …
Museum in Pinar del Río

Museo Provincial de Historia

A museum collecting the history of the province from pre-Columbian times to the present, including Enrique Jorrín ephemera (Jorrín was the creator of the chachachá). It was closed for renovation at the time of resea…
Church in Pinar del Río

Catedral de San Rosendo

The city's understated cathedral is four blocks southeast of the cigar factory. It dates from 1883 and its pastel-yellow exterior seems to get a more regular paint job than the rest of the city's buildings. As with …
Historic Building in Pinar del Río

Teatro José Jacinto Milanés

Often included in a set of seven classic 19th-century Cuban provincial theaters, the 540-seat Milanés dates from 1845 – making it one of Cuba's oldest. It reopened in 2006 after lengthy renovations and, with its thr…