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Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

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Nice piece of history

Enjoy the old pharmacy and its equipment....a wonderfully preserved piece of Cuban history. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RichardJ144
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Interesting Pharmacy Museum

This is a throw back to ancient times. It is a worthwile stop on Obispo Street. There is so much to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tvler8
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St. Albert, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoy the old pharmacy and its equipment....a wonderfully preserved piece of Cuban history. It’s a quick in and out, but worth the wait.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardJ144
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a throw back to ancient times. It is a worthwile stop on Obispo Street. There is so much to see in the museum

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing and beautiful pharmacy! We just chanced upon this and took a few photo's - we didn't realise it was a museum

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lynn186334
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely building, with row upon row of containers, that make an impressive display. The foyer is spacious and there is some good stained glass and a beautiful roof light, that is worth a visit just to see that. If in Old Havana this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a walking your and passed this pharmacy, it has a great range of beautiful old medicine jars in blue & white ceramic. Well worth a pop in for a look as your passing.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of Calle Opisco, the busy main drag in Havana, we visited the Taquechel Pharmacy which is on one hand a museum but it is also still working. The gallipots are lined up on the shelves forming a fascinating picture.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lars M
Reviewed March 15, 2019

As a one time pharmacists assistan,t I found our brief visit here interesting. The jars pf ingredients & instruments for weighing & compounding perscriptions makes it more a viewing stop than selling of current products.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank igre11
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Don't think that this is a working pharmacy it isn't - bit wow what a collection of old pharmacy bottles from the 17th and 18th centuries. This pharmacy museum (no charge) has to be the most interesting shop in the Calle Obispo. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank DavidS520
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Stopped by here as I had read about it in TA, no alot to see here and did not like that they tried to talk us into a donation.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Beverly_9
Reviewed February 1, 2019

To see a pharmacy untouched by time all the old containers on shelves and long wooden counters amazing .

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank blondie3Birmingham
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Palisadespark
April 8, 2018|
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I reallly do not know what time it opens but i would imagine fairly early.
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Calle Obispo 155 - Habana Vieja
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