Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right La Casa de las Velas

La Casa de las Velas

Shopping, Department stores East Harlem

Time Out says

Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.

Whatever your problem—asthma, no cash, fickle lover, trouble with the law—the Santeria superstore Casa de las Velas (New York's oldest existing botanica, established in 1921) has got a candle to cure it. And if a wick won't do the trick, the emporium's shelves are also packed with helpful herbs, charms, incense, saintly icons and bath preparations. It's one of the last remaining botanicas on fast-gentrifying 116th Street, and the store clerks are friendly, happily “blessing” your purchase for extra potency. But you risk a frosty glare and a finger-wagging “no” if you pull out a camera to snap the grimacing deities that hang from the ceiling.

Posted:

Details

Address: 60 E 116th St
New York

Cross street: between Madison and Park Aves
Transport: Subway: 6 to 116th St
Contact:
Opening hours: Daily noon-6pm
Do you own this business?
You may also like
    Latest news