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Fabrica de Tabaco Partagas, Havana, Cuba

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Distance from city center: 0.5mi
Sophia's pictureby Sophia Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 9th of September, 2010
Founded by a Spanish man, Jaime Partagas, in 1845, this cigar factory is one the largest and most famous in Cuba. Visiting the factory is a must not just for those who are smoke-addicts, but to those who are keen on knowing something about how Cubans work too.

There are tours held all day long, though the official touring times are at 10am and 2pm. It is interesting to see how tobacco is rolled, pressed and boxed and though the tour may seem a bit rushed, you still get a glimpse of cigar-making which is pretty educational.

You can also buy famous brands of cigars, like Montecristos and Cohibas, the latter being the brand Fidel Castro smoked, in the small shop La Casa del Habano.

Industria, Havana, Cuba

Guided tour CUC$10 (US$11/£5.40). (You have to make reservations)

Opening Hours:
Tours every 15 mins btwn 09:30-11:00 & 12:30-15:00

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