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kombizz wrote a review Nov 2019
usa4,774 contributions52 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: December 2018
NoeB1 wrote a review Sep 2019
Antwerp, Belgium1,055 contributions229 helpful votes
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!!
Date of experience: July 2019
Mina P wrote a review Jul 2019
Inverkip, United Kingdom8,019 contributions374 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: January 2019
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Scott L wrote a review Apr 2019
Fremont, California9 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: March 2019
Onleaveagain wrote a review Feb 2019
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom6,133 contributions255 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: November 2018