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Gran Teatro de La Habana

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Address: Paseo de Marti 10600, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 8629473
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Recently renovated gem

This theatre has been renamed in honor of Alicia Alonso, prima ballerina assoluta and deservedly so. The company she created and it's school are jewels in the crown of Cuba. If... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This theatre has been renamed in honor of Alicia Alonso, prima ballerina assoluta and deservedly so. The company she created and it's school are jewels in the crown of Cuba. If you go, avoid the back rows of the orchestra section as the back wall is louvered to the hallway and that hallway has laminate flooring so late arrivers can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing looking stunning building especially at night time when it is all lit up and you take loads of pics

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Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed photographing the exterior this building many times in day and night. On my last visit to Havana, I decided to take the tour inside, as it was open again after years of renovations.. The English-speaking guide was excellent, easy to understand her info and the answers to the questions that tourists asked her. Very impressed with the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last attended a performance here 14 years ago when the building was showing its age and the lighting was rather dull. The recent refurbishment has spectacularly transformed this wonderful building and opened up the foyer spaces with a new bar and space for art exhibitions. Most of all, it has integrated lighting into the architecture, to enhance it, and... More 

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Wirral, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We were there in February this year and were able to do the standard tour of the building with one of their guides, who was very good and who spoke excellent English. The building had been restored and cleaned not long before we were there and it had been done very well. It really showed up the masterful skills and... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

It is well known that Havana had a fashionable opera house even in19th century and in the second part of 20th century ballet flourished under the guidance of famous dancer and teacher Alicia Alonso after whom the theatre was recently renamed. Cuban ballet stars have conquered New York and London but it is great to see them in their home... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Undeniably, it is the most elegant piece of neo-classical architecture in centro Habana, the facade is full of statue and baroque details. You can make a visit with a guided tour to see the workshop and stages in day time when there is no performance inside. It is amazing to see how the Cuban paint the backdrop, prepare the costume... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Newly restored, it is a spectacular building, probably one of the finest of its kind in the word. Beautiful interior and lovely theatre. A good English speaking guide showed us rouno

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Aptly named the Great Theatre of Havana and dating back more than a hundred years, a fine example of beautiful architecture in Cuba after having been lovingly restored. Sculptures and other carefully crafted stone features adorn the building which on an evening, looks equally beautiful when illuminated. There are always a line of classic cars parked out the front on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to enter the theatre, but spent a long while admiring it's newly restored facade. After reading all the reviews of those lucky enough to see a ballet there, I hope I can return in the near future and attend one myself.

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