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Drogeria Johnson (Johnson Drug Store)

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A view to old pharmacy

It is very interesting to look at all those old flasks containing different chemical or plant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
seasonedvisitor
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Brisbane, Australia
pop your head in

doesn't cost anything, not even a lot of time. Visually stunning old pharmacy. When walking down... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
OldCubanCigarStuff
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a modern pharmacy but an old one where medicines and potions are stored in ceramic jars on open shelves. The store is located on Obispo Street which is one of the main narrow streets in old Havana. A real view of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Onleaveagain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very interesting to look at all those old flasks containing different chemical or plant products and to see the establishment is very nice. It is a look at the past.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed November 5, 2018

If you are walikng around Old Havana you will almost certainly pass this relic from the past. Well worth a look just to see what pharmacies were like in times gone by; and not just in Cuba.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank felipehavana
Reviewed October 18, 2018

doesn't cost anything, not even a lot of time. Visually stunning old pharmacy. When walking down Obispo peak in and take a picture or two. The jars are stunning. And say hello to Charli, the human skeleton in the glass case.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank OldCubanCigarStuff
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

It only takes a few minutes to pop in here to take pics of the old pharmacy jars that reach the ceiling in display cases. It is worth just a quick visit only if pharmacy interests you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Right in the middle of busy Calle Obispo, everything about Drogueria Johnson looks historic, from it’s name sombrely engraved on the stone facade outside to the types of pharmacy lines inside. Seems like a relic from 1950s La Habana that somehow survived the Revolution! And...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Funambulator
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

If you are walking through O’Reilly don’t miss this old drug store that has original furniture and containers from the last century. A 5 minute visit to take a couple of pictures.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MTorre
Reviewed March 30, 2018

One of two pharmacies on the Calle Obisco which retain their historic interiors including shelves of glass and majolica jars and other medical-related items and are still in use today selling products manufactured in Cuba. Johnson Drug Store is in the heart of Calle Obisco,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Enter one of these drug stores in Habana Vieja (there are several of them), just to feel the atmosphere of Old Havana.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank siomikas
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I'm so glad they saved this place and didn't repurpose it. You can see old magnifying glasses, microscopes, mortar and pestle sets, and lovely old display cases. It's worth a stop by.

Date of experience: August 2017
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