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“Time warp”

Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
Ranked #31 of 239 things to do in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Time warp”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

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.

Visited August 2013
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

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.

Visited May 2012
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