If you want to see how cigars are produced in Cuba, you can visit the Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás – directly next to the Capitolio in La Habana. It is located in a well-preserved building from the year 1845. Up to 400 workers produce famous cigars like Cohiba or Montecristo here and the factory is open 12 hours each day.
Tours in English or Spanish start at the ground level where the leaves are unbundled and assorted. Then they follow the production steps up through the building until the cigars are rolled, pressed and boxed. If you ever wanted to know how a factory during the early years of industrialization in Europe looked like, this is your chance. The cigar shop within the factory is well assorted, too.
Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás
La Habana, Cuba