Palacio de la Artesania
Palacio de la Artesania
3.5

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DavePen49
Penmaenmawr, UK233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Walk off the street into the cigar shop and this beautiful courtyard opens up in front of you. We sat listening to the bands while enjoying a couple of beers. The courtyard is surrounded by shops selling local crafts. Well worth a visit.
Written 1 August 2019
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DJtrinivibes
Bronx, NY1 792 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Walking around Havana and we asked the locals for a great place to eat and enjoy music and 3 out of 5 told us about Palacio de la Artesania. Oh we was so happy to find this place. The antique 18th century building. They told us this place was a Court, jail and police headquarters. Wow. But today it's a restaurant and a gift shop that sells cigars, coffee, rum, Cuban music, art and souvenirs. Did I mention the Cuban food was amazing alone the live music which was superb. One thing, please negotiate the prices to get the best deal. Otherwise enjoy this amazing place full of Cuban culture and food. Thank me later.
Written 28 April 2019
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA9 550 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The 18th century mansion is the former residence of Don Mateo Pedroso. In spite of it varied functions throughout it's long history, it is very well preserved. Noteworthy is the 32 meter long continuous balcony on its facade, one of the longest built in Cuba.

The Pedroso families were descendants of noble families in Havana and Don Mateo was alderman of the city and one of the most influential figures of the colonial government. Late in the 19th century, the house served as Court, jail, police headquarters. It became a tenement house in the 20th century and was later refurbished to its present role as a shop. Today Palacio de la Artesania, a gift shop. The complex sells cigars, rum, coffee, Cuban music and art, fashion and sports clothes, T- Shirts including guayabera shirts, shoes, jewelry, watches, fans and books.
Written 15 March 2019
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1 983 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
One of the most beautiful shopping centres I have ever seen in my life! It's only a small place filled with a few craft shops but certainly worth a stop just to see the building. We had hoped to get a drink but the waitress seemed unwilling to serve us which was a bit strange however I see from previous reviews its happened to others.
Written 5 April 2018
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Liz T
Dallas, TX35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
This was the highlight our our short time in Cuba. At one side of the courtyard, we sat down for a short introduction on tasting cigars and rum, then enjoyed the rest our our time sipping Cuban Rum and smoking cigars.
Written 3 January 2018
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NorthArrow
Philadelphia area421 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
This was a stop on our tour--apparently a former elegant residence that became a government building and now houses (limited) craft markets and cooking or mixology demonstrations. We had the latter--and basically "learned" how to make a Cube Libre (rum and coke with a splash of lime). The walk to the room for that, however, was perhaps the riskiest in-building walk I've ever had--holes and jagged juttings in broken flagstone appeared without warning. Give this one a miss if it's on your tour.
Written 6 February 2017
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Grahamthetraveller
London, UK481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This former home of the Pedroso family one of Havana's noble families, Don Mateo was the alderman of the city. It is notable as having a 32 metre continuous balcony which is one of the longest in Cuba. It now houses many artisan shops one of the most notable is the cigar shop on the left inside the main entrance and cigar related posters and memorabilia on the courtyard walls. Small local song and dance groups provide entertainment for those stopping for refreshment. Worth a visit to get a glimpse back to an 18th century mansion .
Written 6 January 2017
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK8 874 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is an amazing place, on our second trip to Havana we headed straight here for lunch. The courtyard looks fabulous with the green vines. We had come here after a tour around old Havana and the tuna toastie was amazing, the bread seemed to be a type of focaccia and the cocktail with the double rum was great, It can also be arranged for them to teach you how to smoke a cigar. Whilst we were there a few various groups came in and were doing just that.
The floors above are shops and there was a young artist spraying images on to vinyl records which weer quite unusual. Other original artists had the other rooms.
Written 8 June 2016
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY7 210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Palacio de la Artesania is a large, elegant open courtyard with a few floors of shops. Lovely to walk around and window shop or bring home a few gifts for your loved ones.
Written 21 April 2016
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EdwardJAllen
Alberta, Canada225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
This is essentially a wonderful old building with an open courtyard (1870?) that is in excellent authentic condition, and is now home to 3 floors of gift shops (some quite tasteful, some not so!) It keeps long hours and has a pleasant airy feel.

There is live music at different times of day, and you can dine, or drink there too.

The overall location is excellent too, near both the malecon and the heart of many high quality architecture and attractions.

Enjoy.
Written 17 January 2016
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