Only in our collective imagination is Cuba still enveloped in cigar smoke. Even Fidel has given them up. Yet it would be a shame to miss out on a close look at this jewel of craftsmanship during your stay.
Never buy a cigar in the street, go instead to Partagás, one of the oldest factories in Cuba, where Mille Fleurs, Presidentes, and Coronas are rolled by the expert fingers of hundreds of workers. (Unfortunately, the very long Visible Inmenso, created for Che Guevera after his doctor restricted him to one smoke a day, is no longer available).
Founded by the Spaniard Jaime Partagás in 1845, the factory is the best known and most reliable in Havana. Serious enthusiasts also visit the Tobacco Museum (Mercaderes No. 120).
La Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás
Calle Industria 520
10200 La Habana
+53 7 338060