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The Museo-Farmacia Sarrá is a site that treasures a valuable pharmaceutical heritage, exposed to visitors who wish to know what was once Cuba’s largest dispensary and the second of its kind in Latin America.
The original name of this place is La Reunion, however, everyone recognizes it as Sarrá Pharmacy, due to the surname of its Spanish owner, who was the first president of the College of Pharmacists of Havana.
Inaugurated in 1853, the drugstore continues to provide services to the population, and maintains its splendor and elegance as it did a hundred years ago.
It is said that the Sarrá Pharmacy prepared the best remedies in colonial Havana, and this could be largely due to the fact that, years later, a source of virgin waters was discovered beneath its soil.
The truth is, this famous dispensary was hugely popular for the quality of its medicines and the exquisite decoration of the place. The marble floor, beautiful lamps, stained glass windows and high wooden shelves are still intact.
The Sarrá Pharmacy-Museum is an opportunity to enjoy Cuba’s history through the island’s largest dispensary in the 20th century, which today is considered a World Heritage Site due to its legacy and tradition.
For visits: Calle Brasil No. 41 between Compostela and Havana. Old Havana. Havana. Cuba. Telephone: +53 7 8667554. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Sundays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.