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Casa de La Trova

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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+53 22 652689

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Excellent place for dance Cuban music !!! A tipical Cuban place , great people and delicious mojitos!! Loved the place!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for dance Cuban music !!! A tipical Cuban place , great people and delicious mojitos!! Loved the place!!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I had the best time here. I wish we'd gotten there earlier. The music is incredible. Super authentic. Just fantastic!

Thank DanielleFabulosity
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

If you want to enjoy music drinks and watching people, go there. There are often shows during daytime but this best time to go is in the evening. Admittance fee 1 CUC. Real Cuban Son. And the drinks are not expensive. Beautiful building and nice ambiance

Thank C J T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Visited the trova on Saturday night to listen to live local band play traditional Cuban Son and watch the dancers, many probably professional salsa. Cover charge of 5CUC, but drinks are very cheap. Beer was only 1CUC. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves for about 3 hours. Intimate atmosphere with people sitting around small round table. Easy to get into conversation with others.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We took in two separate shows at the Casa de la Trova (it's very close to Parque Cespedes) -- a lunchtime and then a night show. The lunctime concert started with literally only a handful of visitors present but within minutes there was a big crowd, mostly local people. It was lively with dancing and singing. The night show was... More 

Thank DublinEdM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

This would've been very been nice to explore as it is visually pleasing. We got told via our tour guide Alexander about the place the country appears to be gearing itself up for tourism it is not there yet though

Thank Jill W
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I visited her 6 times during my stay in SdC - twice during the afternoon matinee shows and 4 times during the evening upstairs. As I was visiting alone, I typically sat on the balcony during the evening, as I could watch the band interaction. Morena Son was my favourite band. Try to have the right entry fee at the... More 

Thank Gavin D
St. Moritz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We walked by the first time when a concert was nearly over so we did not pay the entrance fee. Next day we just went to see when the performances would start and were approached by an older man, telling us about his journeys abroad as a band leader. He invited us to his show and we paid the 1... More 

Thank Engadiner
Utrecht, Nederland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Basically all serious music groups have played in La Casa de la Trova. It really is great music you can listen to. However there certainly is a downside. It is very touristic and it attracts a lot of cuban hustlers that will invite you to dance or more. They wouldn't take no for an answer. It was annoying to the... More 

Thank Koktraveler
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Music was our reason for flying to Santiago for 3 nights. At Casa de la T we whiled away a morning, very relaxed in one of the downstairs rooms, various Cubans taking turns to take the stage, free entry. Beautiful rooms, superb music. In the afternoon we danced to and listened to another band in the courtyard, just lovely. Whisked... More 

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