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Casa de La Trova

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: 022652689

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gavin D
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Engadiner
Utrecht, Nederland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank MaryCordall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Thebest place to have a lovely night with traditional cuba music and dancer, is always full of poeple you have to arribe around 9 to get a table.

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Thank Ernesto_Paraglider
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

There are several Casa de la Trova around Cuba, but this one is by far the best one you can land on if you are actually wanting to really dive in to what traditional music and dance is all about in Cuba. It's the one with carrying and offering the heaviest load of tradition and Cubanness... Make sure you have... More 

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Two couples from our group broke off on a Saturday night to visit this place; it was recommended by our guide. We paid 5 CUC to get and were the only four people sitting in an empty room--ugh! It was 9:00 pm and we were told the show would start in 15 minutes. Little by little, folks began to show... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Viva la musica amigos! We just love Santiago de Cuba so much that every corner of this cultural city is so much fun for us. But, coming to Casa de La Trova is the event of the season. There is so much music, drinks and dance that you have fun and laugh with the locals until you drop. One of... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

During the afternoon and early evening, you can hear traditional music, ballads, and see the instruments and talk to the musicians, in a quiet setting, with a bit of dancing and interaction. It's great! Upstairs at night can be a bit more exuberant with louder music, more tourists, still a nice gig, just bigger and later. I like the early... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

the bands and the people are very good but the icing of the cake was the couple Ebano Asdrubal and Maye they are genuine dancers of traditional Son,and his Tornillos trdae mark step of Son is out of these world.Mojitos could be better defenite not like the one at La Bodeguita del medio.

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