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“Genuine Afro-Cuban music and dance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palenque de los Congos Reales

Palenque de los Congos Reales
cnr Echerri & Av Jesus Menendez, Trinidad, Cuba
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Genuine Afro-Cuban music and dance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in music and the African Cuban heritage then this is worth a try. Our guide told us they have Afro-Cuban music most nights around 10pm and when we arrived a salsa group was just finishing. The follow up was genuinely African with drums and dancing similar to what I am familiar with from west Africa. An entertaining hour or so and well worth the $1 entrance fee! The "boy band" that followed wasn't so good but never mind.

Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“NightLife Cuban Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Like anywhere, sometimes the music is great, and sometimes not so much. The whole atmosphere is great though!
It's the centre of the universe come nightfall.
Sometimes admission is charged ($1), but not always. Drinks are not that cheap either. Buy drinks across the street from the bottom of the stairs (during the day it's a small crafts shop..at night they set up a mini walk-up bar)! Half the price (1.50 mojito).

Visited February 2014
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Bermuda
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“Great performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

For $2, you absolutely cannot beat this entertainment. There is drumming and dancing, all done to a high standard. Go early enough to get yourself a comfy white plastic chair - you'll enjoy the performance even more.

Visited February 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Drinks & Music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fun place for drinks and watch bands rehearse (afternoon) and shows at night. Located just a few minutes from the Plaza Mayor.

Visited January 2014
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“Great show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The African influence in the Cuban music scene is pretty upbeat and has a character of its own. I loved the high energy dance performances and the cool laid back vibe of the place.The staff and the seating arrangements could be better.

Visited May 2013
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