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Botica Francesa Dr. E Francesa

Ayuntamiento and 51 Theresa 49, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
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Fantastic

This is the oldest preserved pharmacy in the world and is awesome.There is a 1 peso cost to take... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Cynthia T
THE CHEMISTS SHOP

very interesting place not to be missed takes you beck in time , of how it used to be,well worth... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
johnD8569DG
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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14 Oct 2015
“Fantastic”
25 Jul 2015
“THE CHEMISTS SHOP”
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Ayuntamiento and 51 Theresa 49, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is the oldest preserved pharmacy in the world and is awesome.There is a 1 peso cost to take photos but well worth the visit.There are old instruments like forceps and speculums which make the lafies wince.I did not expect to find something like this...More

Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 25 July 2015

very interesting place not to be missed takes you beck in time , of how it used to be,well worth the 2 Pesos to take photos

Thank johnD8569DG
Reviewed 15 June 2015

The botica francesa of docteur Triollet in Matanzas, is one of the highlights of our Cuban tour. This extraordinary pharmacy - untouched since the early 900's is probably THE or one of the few remaining examples of the kind. Cannot miss it. A very nice...More

Thank Romanbiker
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This pharmacy museum is a rare find. It contains not only the original store front but also the back rooms where medications were prepared. Also there is a large collection of US, European and Cuban medications. The cost was $3 CUD for the tour which...More

1  Thank marymorr
Reviewed 8 June 2013

The Farmacia Museo is definitely a must-see! It claims to have the largest/full collection of pharmaceutical products in the World.

2  Thank gl321
Reviewed 6 April 2012

This museum is one of its kind in Cuba. Dating back to 1882 it has been impecably restored. We asked a cabbie outside the hotel to bring us to the town of Matanzas to shop and tour. The total cost for 6 of us was...More

2  Thank squeezy33
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