Fábrica de Tabaco Romeo y Julieta
Cigar connoisseurs the world over know the name Romeo y Julieta, a fine cigar brand made at Fábrica de Tabaco Romeo y Julieta (Romeo and Juliet Tobacco Factory, Padre Varela #852, e/ Desagüe y Peñal Verno, tel. 07/878-1058 or 879-3927, closed to the public), five blocks northwest of Cuatro Caminos.
The factory was founded in 1875 by Inocencia Álvarez and is today a cigar factory. It specializes in medium-flavored brands. Like most Havana cigar rolling school.
One block south is the Conservatorio Municipal de Habana (Padre Varela, esq. Carmen), a music conservatory boasting a well-preserved classical facade.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition