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Casa de La Trova

Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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89%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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London
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175 reviews 175 reviews
37 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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