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Casa de La Trova

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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London, United Kingdom
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285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I cannot really add to Fillorino’s review below, except to also implore you, if you enjoy Cuban sounds, to go to the Casa de La Trova, if you visit Santiago. As mentioned, as well as being the birth place of the revolution, Santiago is the birthplace of the Buena Vista Social Club and the Casa just reeks musical history and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Famous music club where far more famous "Buena Vista Social Club" was originated. If you visit Cuba and have enough time in Santiago, the best (and not commercial) place to listen the real Cuban music is here. Don't waste your time with "tropicana", if you really want to spend 90 CUC you will go in Havana. You can not find... More

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Port Dover, Ontario
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4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I have developed a deep interest in Cuban music, so when we visited Santiago de Cuba, visiting La Trova was on the top of my list. I was not disappointed. Historically, this is one of the most important music venues in the world. Important enough that it was one of Sir Paul McCartney's two stops in Santiago. Many musical forms... More

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