Shopping

Arts & Crafts in Santiago de Cuba

Galería de Arte de Oriente

Probably the best gallery in Santiago de Cuba, the art here is consistently good.
Books in Santiago de Cuba

Librería la Escalera de Edy

A veritable museum of old and rare books stacked ceiling high, plus vinyl records. Sombrero-clad trovadores often sit on the stairway and strum.
Music in Santiago de Cuba

Discoteca Egrem

The definitive Cuban specialist-music store; this retail outlet of Egrem Studios has a good selection from local musicians.
Books in Santiago de Cuba

Librería Internacional

On the southern side of Parque Céspedes. Decent selection of political titles in English; sells postcards and stamps.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Santiago de Cuba

ARTex

Focuses on musical souvenirs, with a respectable selection of CDs and cassettes.
Shopping Center in Santiago de Cuba

Centro de Negocios Alameda

The port's latest regeneration project is opening this shopping center in a colonial building: internet, a pharmacy, the immigration office and a Cubanacán desk, plus shops.