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Gran Teatro de La Habana

Paseo de Marti 10600, Havana, Cuba
53 (7) 862 9473
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Ranked #10 of 108 attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Operas
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ottawa, canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I saw the brilliant Groupo Nacional de Ballet perform. Excellent. They dance as well or better than their teachers from years back. Oh those Russians....

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The theater is not old. It was built in the 50's and opened in 1959. It has had some renovations as shown in the brand new seats. The performances, ballet, opera, zarzuela, etc. are very good and the stage is excellent. The prices could not b e better 10 CUCs (US$11) for tourists and 10 CUPs (US$0.50) for nationals. The... More

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east greenwich, rhode island
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133 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Major restoration going on at the Gran Teatro and surrounding buildings. Beware of the locals out hawking their wares. Good photo op but nothing more.

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Alesund, Norway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have had the pleasure of visiting the Gran Teatro on many occasions. I have seen the wonderful world class ballets. The Gran Teatro is now being renovated and its suppose to open again sometime during the summer 2014. Somehow I think it will take longer.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Jumped off the double-decker bus during a 15 minute pause to see if we could get tickets to something. Walked all around the building. Bad luck...in restoration (until when?). But an incredible building from the outside. Lucky to get back on the tour bus. Someday. Wouldn't it be nice...

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Unfortunately the Gran Teatro is closed for renovations which probably will take years since it is Cuba. But experiencing a Cuban opera or ballet performance there will be something you will always remember since this 100 year old theater is similar to other classic theaters of years ago.

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North-West UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Being totally refurbished. You may get to peak inside, if you smile nicely, but it's totally gutted so nothing to see and is really just a building site.

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Reading, England
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Currently closed for renovations - so don't plan on actually getting inside anytime soon. Whilst the builders can be seen to be working, it looks like there is a lot more to do before it reopens. Located centrally facing Parque Central and right next to the Capitolio building it is easy to find.Probably the most impressive gothic facade in Havana,... More

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Athens, Greece
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Outside is promising a lot . The sculptures have been cleaned and are no an impressive sight themselves. I believe when the restoration will finish Havana will get an other gem.

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Monticello, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Temporarily closed for long overdue renovations I can hardly wait to see how beautiful it will be when work is completed and the Ballet National is back from the Teatro National (at the south end of Pasea) at the Plaza de la Revolución.

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