The best shop in town is the Galería Maroya, which has two locations, on Av. 54 no. 2506 between Calles 25 and 27, located on the southern flank of the Parque José Martí, and on Av. 54 between Calles 35 and 37 in the Bulevar. Both branches of this shop feature a broad selection of Cuban arts and crafts, with a decent representation of local works. There's an excellent cigar shop, Casa del Habano El Embajador, at Avenida 54 between Calles 33 and 35. There's an ARTex shop on the Bulevar (Av. 54 btw. Calles 35 and 37) stocking a selection of typical souvenirs, and it usually has a good selection of CDs, including some by Benny Moré. Much more interesting is the Galería Tizón, Av. 62 no. 4523 between Calles 45 and 47 (tel. 43/51-5173;, a private house that features works by painter and engraver Santiago Hermes, sculptor Alaín Moreira who works with bronze, and Adriel Hernández, a photographer and designer who offers a fascinating metal interpretation of the Cuban coat of arms.

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