Drogeria Johnson (Johnson Drug Store)

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kombizz
usa4,915 contributions
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, Belgium1,113 contributions
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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Mina P
Inverkip, UK7,939 contributions
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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Scott L
Fremont, CA9 contributions
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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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,044 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 past so worth a fleeting visit when passing.
Written February 9, 2019
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seasonedvisitor
Brisbane, Australia739 contributions
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, Spain708 contributions
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, Canada167 contributions
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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MaltaBound
Houston, TX968 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written September 10, 2018
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Funambulator
The Rocks, Australia1,766 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
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 yet it is also still operating daily as a pharmacy service. Quite a novel sight!
Written August 8, 2018
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