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Address: Calle 13 no. 154 | Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 226 64 2285
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This is the place if you are interested in the African culture of Cuba

This small but excellently appointed space is a must see for anyone interested in the African cultural heritage of Cuba. Here you will learn about the mixing of Christian and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maisha4
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Princeton
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Princeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but excellently appointed space is a must see for anyone interested in the African cultural heritage of Cuba. Here you will learn about the mixing of Christian and African religions and the art that resulted from the mixture. Statues, art, history and music ----- what music. The visit is likely to include a live performance of music and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all in the timing. If something's going on, jackpot! Otherwise, it's just a building. I was there in August of 1996, so it may have been updated. But we heard some great music one night walking by and another night we stayed and listened to locals reading poetry. I love that the arts are celebrated so heartily and so... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Unfortunately i was only able to stay at this venue for around an hour once the music had started. I could have spent all day! Definitely go and hear the afro-cuban rhythms. The musicians are entrancing, high intensity and wonderful to watch. The rumba dancing is also a sight to see - I think I will have some lessons before... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Our guide talked our way into what was apparently a closed museum, offering an interesting history of the mix of religions in the eastern end of the island. While there isn't much to see, it is worth a visit for historical reasons. It is a bit out of the way but in a pleasant neighborhood. Good for history buffs.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I've been there once and I wish I could go again. Live rumba was spectacular - everyone dancing: children, old people, tourists, locals. Great atmosphere!!! The bar is very small with limited choice but they have rum, beer and some soft drinks. Fantastic night!

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Thank mgdfit
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Visited one Sunday afternoon for performance of the steel band of Coribe. Cuba's premier steel band. Truely fantastic live music, following displays of Guaguanco rumba in to the evening and later.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Perfect place to learn about Cuba's eastern religious and cultural heritage. We had a guided visit with an anthropologist that taught us many interesting things about the city and its history.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

okay not a mansion but it's nice and so i was impressed! we found this by accident and our student tour guide mentioned this while in the city! loved it! :)

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Excellent rumba performances on Sunday late afternoon. Authentic Cuban experience, more tourists should check out the amazing performers here!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

While the Casa del Caribe's museum of popular religion and its library are closed for repairs, the institution maintains a busy schedule of events, including academic colloquiums on local culture and history, weekly performances by musical groups and folkloric dance troupes, an annual summer festival, and more.

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