Street in Sancti Spíritus


The city's revived shopping street, Calle Independencia Sur, is traffic-free and lined with statues, sculptures and myriad curiosity shops. Check out the opulent Colonia Española Building, once a whites-only gentlem…
Crafts in Trinidad

Arts & Crafts Market

This open-air market in front of the Casa de la Trova is the place to buy souvenirs, especially textiles and crochet work. Avoid buying black coral or turtle-shell items, made from endangered species. They are forbi…
Ceramics in Trinidad

Taller Alfarero

Trinidad is known for its pottery. In this large factory, teams of workers make trademark Trinidad ceramics from local clay using a traditional potter's wheel. You can watch them at work and buy the finished product…
Cigars in Trinidad

Casa del Habano

Dodge the street hustlers and satisfy your alcoholic (rum) and tobacco vices here.
Art in Trinidad

Galería La Paulet

Interesting selection of probing, mainly abstract art by local artists.
Shopping Center in Sancti Spíritus

La Perla

Three levels of austerity-busting shopping behind a beautifully restored magnolia colonial edifice on Parque Serafín Sánchez.
Crafts in Trinidad

Tienda Amelia Peláez

Just down from Plaza Mayor, this government store has a good selection of Cuban handicrafts and regular souvenirs.
Books in Sancti Spíritus

Librería Julio Antonio Mella

Revolutionary (mainly in Spanish) reading material for erudite travelers in a store opposite the post office.
Fashion & Accessories in Sancti Spíritus


Mini–department store housed in one of the city's finest colonial buildings.
Musical Instruments in Trinidad

Taller Instrumentos Musicales

Musical instruments are made here and sold in the adjacent shop.