It is possible, in Havana, to find typical Cuban souvenirs without the usual crassness and kitsch.
The Centro Cultural Antiguos Almacenes de Depósito San José is a giant craft market offering the most iconic objects of Havana: garish-coloured paintings by local artists, guayaberas (short-sleeve, open-neck Cuban shirts), sculptures, leather, jewellery, and various trinkets and gadgets bearing the image of Che Guevara The souvenirs here are of high quality, which is why you'll see as many locals as tourists among the shoppers.
The metal-framed structure itself, an old, fully renovated maritime warehouse, very retro and Art Deco, is worth the trip in itself.
Centro cultural Antiguos Almacenes
Avenida del Puerto
10100 La Habana
+53 7 8647779