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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 22 652689

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Nice place to take in Son

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bch-ave
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Dublin
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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 

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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

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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