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Casa de La Trova

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Toronto,
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Casa de la Trova, despite being a tourist destination, is nonetheless worth a visit. The live music the night we went was great and it's a fun spot. Even though it caters to tourists, the admission is reasonable (5 CUC) as are the drinks. Take a moment to go out on to the balcony overlooking the street below and... More

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Hertfordshire
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We visited Casa de La Trova in February with a few of our Group. It was great fun as we sat upstairs with our wonderful Mojitos and enjoyed the freedom of the Salsa being danced on the small dance floor, by Professionals and amateurs alike. The music is fun and people watching even better. With the doors all open to... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I passed by here like 2-3:00 p.m. and watched a pretty cool live. There was even a 5-6 year-old little boy playing drum there. Somebody (maybe just some audience) were dancing. I didn't actually seat there, but you can definitely do that if you want. Locals said here was the top-ranking place to enjoy the local music Trova. The location... More

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Switzerland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went there around 06:30 pm for listening a local band and they were amazing. The crowd was mixed with locals and tourists. People were dancing and sining along. So it was already a small party. We didn't go up later so i don't know how it is upstairs. But i really can recommend it if you wanna listen to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This place is such a scam which is a pity as good artist perform there. You cannot enjoy listening to the artists without someone wanting you to go their "sisters" for the best meal ever or having people trying to scam you for drinks. Go to the Casa de las Tradiciones excellent music but best of all welcoming and no... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Steps from our hotel was the house of music ( Casa de la Trova). Starting at 11.00am with folk duos and classical and flamenco guitarists. The afternoon show moved to the larger room and stage. Six to eight piece bands would perform one hour sets. Excellent quality of musicianship throughout. Venerable masters to younger music students would take to the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Casa de Trova is the more touristy center of salsa and son in the heart of Santiago, near the Plaza Cespedes. You can recognize it by the hordes of tourists looking through the gates of the casa to the music performed inside. Better concerts are given on the upper floor. This is the place where Paul McCartney seems to have... More

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Nykoebing, Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I have to say that although the band was good I dont recognize the "Buena Vista Social Club" sound. It is a relative small room-upstairs-and if you wonder why the first seats in front of the band are free, it is because the guests wants to sit as far as possible from the very very big loudspeakers which blast out... More

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Atlanta, GA
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had the best night dancing at the Casa de La Trova. The band was awesome and people were dancing in every available open space. It was great dancing with locals as well as tourist. I barely sat down the whole time I was there. Without a doubt I will visit Casa de La Trouva anytime I'm in Santiago.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went to the upstairs part of the club one evening during our stay in Santiago. We sat on the balcony where we could hear the exceptional band, watch the professional and skilful amateur dancers, watch people dancing in the street outside and generally relax with some drinks. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. We really enjoyed our night.... More

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