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Gran Teatro de La Habana

Paseo de Marti 10600, Havana, Cuba
53 (7) 862 9473
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Ranked #20 of 116 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Like the rest of old Havana, everything is covered either with scaffolds that are covered by overgrown tree trunks as renovations take a lifetime to complete or by some other means of scaffolds. This beautiful grand lady had her exterior covered with scaffolds hence we could not fully appreciate her in her true nature. She was still full of grandeur.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I attended the National Ballet of Cuba's Giselle in 2011. What a surprise. an exquisite venue gilt and red velvet abound Alicia Alonso was also.present and gave her blessing A not to be missed venue.(Currently under refurbishment. So closed.)

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ottawa, canada
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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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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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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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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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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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Reading, England
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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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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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