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One of the many charms of Key West is the celebration of the multiple cultures that live here. People visiting often compare Key West to a mini version of New York City. As you walk through the streets of downtown you will see why. The art, the music, the food, everything that makes Key West, Key West has been inherited and brought here from another place. Almost every type of culture is represented in the less than 2 mile stretch of Duval Street.

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Our Cuban Islanders
The majority of our Cuban population that live here today are the direct descendants of a mass migration that took place here in the late 1800’s. At that time, Cuba was experiencing great civil unrest. Weary Cubans were choosing to cross the 90 mile stretch of sea through shark infested waters and dangerous currents to make their way to this precious island.

For those who made it here safely, a great life was within reach. Cigar manufacturing exploded here on the island and quickly Key West was hand rolling more than 200,000 Cuban cigars per week. The most successful cigar rollers could roll up to 400 cigars per day.

Today, it is not uncommon to catch the sweet smell of cigars as you make your way on tours downtown.

For your convenience, the quickest and easiest way to grab a great cigar is here, out of the private humidor of Havana Cabana. The cigars are kept fresh ensuring that smooth rich flavor and smell.  Cigars can be enjoyed on site or taken downtown or home with you.

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