Havana markets

Just ask a Cuban to show you where Havana markets are located. Many are hidden away, like Animas, down a side street.

coconut grinder havana

A vendor grates coconut meat

At these small farmers’ markets you can buy aromatic vegetables and tropical fruits like mangos, papaya and the exotic mamey; also black beans, garlic and avocados. Many of the market sellers offer a piece of their fruits for you to sample.

The prices listed at these outdoor markets are in pesos

A typical scene outside the doors of Cuatro Caminos market in Central Havana

The Cuatro Caminos Farmers Market takes up an entire square block... it is the city's largest. Whatever edibles have come into Havana recently will be found here. It is a bustling and noisy place, with live animals for sale alongside the beans, fruits and vegetables.

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