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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: 022652689
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Fabulous music

We went late every night to this friendly music club we were staying in Trinidad. Very simple, the music was always excellent and the dancing fabulous. We met some great people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Labuenavida004
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England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went late every night to this friendly music club we were staying in Trinidad. Very simple, the music was always excellent and the dancing fabulous. We met some great people who welcomed us like long lost friends. Of special note was Felix Cintra, a traditional folk singer, who sang and played guitar at the club most nights. An amazing... More 

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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

If like me you love Son (the precursor to salsa) then this is the place to hear it played live by musicians who have lived through many changing time

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Thank Sara W
Kranj, Slovenia
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We spent three weeks in Cuba, and visiting the Casa de La Trova in Santiago de Cuba was the worst experience we had. Made only to elicit money from naive tourists, which in the end is nothing wrong. What had happened to us was this! When we came the program had already been completed. Despite the promise that we would... More 

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1 Thank IndiS123
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A little touristy but also a good mix of cubans - good music and lots of dancing and fun. Relaxed informal atmosphere. A good place to sit and watch in the day and dance at night.

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Thank nickyns
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

If you like Cuban music and the rhythms of the island a visit to Casa de La Trova is must. Casa de La Trova is one of the great historical music cafes of the Cuban music tradition. The origins was musicians known as Trovadores roamed the Oriente, especially Santiago de Cuba, earning their living by singing and playing the guitar.... More 

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Thank Dev K
Newton, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

de la Trova is a popular spot for both tourist and locals in Santiago. There are two venues. A small, street level room to sit and listen to local musicians (a smaller version of Preservation Hall in New Orleans) - buy a drink - sit and listen and give the musicians a CUC when them come around. You enter next... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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668 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place come to life at night and the music played here is great, Try and get a seat if you can and just sip on a drink. You can stay as long as you like. A place to come and listen.

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London
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were in Santiago de Cuba on a day trip so didn't really have much time at all to enjoy this wonderful bar. But fortunately able to drop in for 30 minutes to see a wonderful little band play (and elderly lady with a corker of a voice and two musicians playing guitars and 'percussion'. Little seats are set up... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I can imagine this once was a great place to be in the evenings. When we arrived, there was some "famous" band playing, and so we decided we pay the 10 CUC entrance. Too bad the casa was full of some elderly tourists, so everyone just sat there and didn't even move to the (overly loud) music. They played technically... More 

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Toronto,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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