Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
4.5

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles570 reviews
Excellent
250
Very good
254
Average
64
Poor
1
Terrible
1

LiseP45
Berlin7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
Foiunded in 1898 by the famous the Dr Taquechel and run by his children and grandchildren. A renowned pharmacy and business that was admired all over Cuba for its quality and its devoted family. Seized by the Castro Government in 1960 it emains today as a lovely museum and remembrance of another era. Lovely porcelain medicine jars from France and mahogany wood and chandeliers. A must see in Old Havana. Hotel Ambos Mundos next door was where Ernest Hemingway wrote for For Whom the Bell Tolls. The pharmacy is a short walk from the center of Old Havana as well as the Havana Cathedral and Bodeguita del Medio.
Written April 30, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jimtraj
Athens, Greece380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
So much art deco in it! The lovers of the style should pay a visit! I think it is for free because it operates as a pharmacy too.
Written June 30, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chris J
Ottawa75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
Stumbled on this place. It is beautiful and fascinating. Excellent for an historical overview of medicine and treatment in Cuba and also of the mercantile trade around these things. The architecture is beautiful and the stained glass is mesmerizing. Half and hour for a decent read through - more if you really want to pay attention to the information provided.
Written November 19, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark1,067 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Nicely restored old pharmacy - a working museum as it is still a pharmacy
Worth a visit when you are on Calle Obispo.
Written January 29, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The interior and displays are wonderful.
Part of the pharmacy is still used for dispensing medicines to the locals.
Written November 9, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul S
St. Albans, UK109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Walk down Obispo and you cant miss this place. A working pharmacy whith dark wood shelves packed with porcelain medicine jars. An interesting look back in time but I got the impression that it has been rebuilt and everything was new but made to look old.
Written August 20, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marlene Y
Ashton, Canada92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The best preserved pharmacy museum in the world according to our guide.

Definitely worth the drive. Endless examples of pharmaceutical products beautifully preserved in their original packaging. Original 'brewing vats' on display each with their own small ovens the stew the brew.

This museum also includes a cut glass area where you may purchase small items.

There is a surcharge for pictures - 5 pesos. We opted out.
Written March 17, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DavidHinchliffe
Brisbane, Australia43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
It's nice to see something a little bit different in wonderful Old Havana. As this pharmac is on popular Obispo, it's well and truly on the tourist trail, but worth a visit. I bought a sponge here (for about 10 times the price I could buy them in the market), but every time I use it I think of Old Havana and that Taquechel Parmancy. Pardon the pun, but it's a great way to 'soak up' Old Havana atmosphere...
Written November 24, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RuthSWebber
Canberra, Australia65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We were walking down the street and came across this. A lovely homage to the way things used to be. The display is great and the staff very accommodating.
Written May 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

catsailor2014
Truro, UK167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Worth stopping off to see an old fashioned pharmacy with all the jars on the shelves as you walk down from El Floridita.
Written November 1, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 202
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Taquechel Pharmacy Museum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Taquechel Pharmacy Museum


Restaurants near Taquechel Pharmacy Museum: View all restaurants near Taquechel Pharmacy Museum on Tripadvisor

All things to do in Havana
Zoos & Aquariums in Havana
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars