Drogeria Johnson (Johnson Drug Store)
Drogeria Johnson (Johnson Drug Store)
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Mina P
Inverkip, UK7,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Dr Manuel Serafin Johnson Larralde was a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professor at the University of Havana. He founded the Johnson Pharmacy in 1886 and in 1914 opened the Pharmacy of Calle Obispo.
The Johnson family besides the pharmaceuticals, made other products too like perfumes, disinfectants etc. They were very popular in Havana. Johnson's 5 children all became pharmacists and 4 of them followed heir father's steps. But in October 1960 the Pharmacy was nationalized, a fact that obliged the family, who had lost everything, to move to USA.
The Pharmacy was restored in 2000 but a fire in 2006 damaged it very badly.
In 2012 however, thanks to the initiative of some individuals, the Pharmacy opened its doors again with many original artefacts being saved.
Today it's still in operation but it's also aMuseum with several shelves full with porcelain jars of particular beauty. There is a very old safe outside the Pharmacy area.
Written July 24, 2019
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siomikas
Palanga, Lithuania913 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Enter one of these drug stores in Habana Vieja (there are several of them), just to feel the atmosphere of Old Havana.
Written March 1, 2018
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Ian C
London, UK23,735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Ernest Hemingway used to walk down Calle Obispo? Did he also call into Johnson's Pharmacy, I wonder? It is incredible that this pharmacy not only has survived but is still in use today. Definitely worth visiting on a walk about in the centre of Havana. The double storey shelving is full of old pharmacy jars and there are other historic items on displays such as scales, microscope and an old prescription book.
Written November 15, 2016
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Jacklynne M
Launceston, Australia67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
To view all these old bottles and how this place looked, was incredible. Well worth a visit and a few photos.
Written June 22, 2016
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kombizz
usa5,562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
This is a replica of an old pharmacy which become as a museum for people and tourists that it used to be. It is free to visit.
Written November 20, 2019
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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,202 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
You can to look at this old pharmacy for free. Just walk in and you can take some beautiful pictures. But the Cubans told me that it's just a copy. I saw the most beautiful pharmacy in the city of Matanzas!!
Written September 17, 2019
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Scott L
Fremont, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Being firmly intrenched in a modern if not over techno health care system (Kiaser in California) it was a surprising glimpse into a slice of evolving health care.
Written April 1, 2019
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seasonedvisitor
Brisbane, Australia773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
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.
Written January 23, 2019
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felipehavana
Javea, Spain857 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
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.
Written November 5, 2018
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OldCubanCigarStuff
Toronto, Canada148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
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.
Written October 18, 2018
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