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Almacenes San Jose

Ave. del Puerto, Havana, Cuba
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Almacenes San Jose is closed for now...,

I was in Havana, Cuba yesterday, July 1, 2018 and Almacenes San Jose Market is currently closed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debulah6295
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Loxahatchee
One stop shopping for tourist items

This converted ship terminal has hundreds of vendors with most selling the same items. After... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed T
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Sarasota, Florida
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“flea market” (12 reviews)
“key chains” (5 reviews)
“one stop shop” (4 reviews)
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Ave. del Puerto, Havana, Cuba
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"flea market"
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"key chains"
in 5 reviews
"one stop shop"
in 4 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 4 reviews
"huge warehouse"
in 4 reviews
"leather goods"
in 4 reviews
"large market"
in 4 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
in 6 reviews
"shopping experience"
in 3 reviews
"straw hats"
in 3 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 3 reviews
"great shopping"
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"original art"
in 4 reviews
"vendor booths"
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"sell similar"
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"pushy vendors"
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"currency exchange"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Havana, Cuba yesterday, July 1, 2018 and Almacenes San Jose Market is currently closed. Not too long ago, several cruises ago according to info on our ship, there was a fire there and the government closed the market. Because of anything taking...More

5  Thank Debulah6295
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This converted ship terminal has hundreds of vendors with most selling the same items. After walking several rows you most likely have seen it all. My recommendation is if you see something you like/want, buy it and get out. There are many more interesting sights...More

3  Thank Ed T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have limited time in Old Havana and want to do some shopping, this is the place to go. It has a large amount of indoor vendor booths with everything you'd be looking for. Be ready to haggle the price and dont accept the...More

2  Thank andrew c
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Right when we walked in the market we swore we were in a fair barn. It smelled of farm animals in the building. There are hundreds of vendors but you’ll see the same items for sale at multiple stalls. Some of the vendors are pushy...More

1  Thank Tara L
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Many great art finds here from paintings to drawing to sculptures and jewelry. They have it all in one spot on the water.

1  Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This is typical tourist shopping site. Sellers trying to get you to their stall. Most stalls sell same things. Not very willing to bargain, even though our guide said not to pay their first asking price. If limited on time, this can be skipped.

1  Thank Susan L
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Want to buy gifts and souvenirs in Havana? This is the only market you'll need to find -- it has everything! We bought cigar and bongo drum key chains (they make great Christmas tree ornaments decorated with a little ribbon), unusual silverware necklaces (made from...More

5  Thank pegdick
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This market was a stop on our tour of Old Havana. The building is huge...there are shops and more shops. Every type of souvenir, jewelry, Cuban cigars and much, much more are available. We wanted 1 Cuban cigar as a souvenir...many people in the shops...More

2  Thank Janis H
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Whatever kind of souvenir you are looking for, you'll find it here. It's good to have done some browsing at other shops before you go to this market, as that way, you'll know whether something is a good deal or if you should negotiate. Most...More

1  Thank Gina C
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This market is absolute must visit to buy Souvenirs in Havana! You can find almost any type of souvenirs here! You must check out the original art pieces and have a PINA COLADA! Remember you can ALWAYS negotiate... if you don't get the deal you...More

1  Thank seamerry
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Susan G
July 14, 2018|
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Response from RLegacy |
I was in Cuba on Monday, July 2, 2018. The tour that I selected was supposed to visit the Almacenes San Jose market, but I was told by the Havantur guide who lead our group that the market is closed the first Monday of... More
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Beverly_9
March 26, 2018|
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Response from KenVicLee | Reviewed this property |
Beverly, I want to say that it doesn't open until early morning. I remember getting there and people were still setting up their booths. We were on a land based tour but Almacenes is perfectly situated to serve the cruise... More
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browncondo2102
November 4, 2017|
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Response from adominguez05 | Reviewed this property |
I bought some paintings in stores San José and they warned me about the tax I had to pay. Inside the warehouses there are some boxes where this tax is paid. The tax is not for all paintings, the size depends, if they are... More
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