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Gran Teatro de La Habana
Ranked #9 of 245 things to do in Havana
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

very nice location, house of most of the best Cuban scene art: ballet, contemporary dance, and symphony

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

You can visit the building (not the concert hall) for a couple bucks. You'll only be able to go to the first floor's reception but that great hall is wonderful. You may be able to see dancers practicing on a side hall. It is a shame that such a wonderful building looks so run down, but it is still worth a visit.
There are nice views of the Parque Central and the Capitolio from the balconies.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We watched one of the last performances at this famous venue before refurbishment works commence. A real treat, wonderful dancing, music and costumes combined to make this a night to remember. A great bargain, too.







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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is just one incredible building and has to be visited. Dont be tempted into the guided tour unless your spanish is anything less than excellent

1  Thank Ray G
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The magnificent Garcia Lorca theatre is one of Havana’s not to be missed experiences. (Locals often don’t recognise its official name ‘Gran Teatro de Habana’).

I have visited many times over the years and enjoyed performances including the National Ballet, Marcel Marceau and Mick Hucknall (Simply Red). More recently I had the good fortune to catch Alicia Alonso’s production of Dracula (25 Nov) and the National Symphony Orchestra with Frank Marinez (2 Dec). The performances are enriched by the atmosphere created by an audience comprised of people of all ages and from all walks of life who are genuinely interested in the arts. The Cubans’ love of music, dance and theatre is nurtured by a system that makes the arts accessible to all. Visitors to Cuba pay 25CuC to see a performance; our Cuban friends pay the princely sum of 10 pesos (25 pesos = 1 CUC!).

If you make Garcia Lorca a first stop when you arrive in town – you might be lucky and catch two or more different shows in a week.

There is a beautiful open air bar/coffee bar out the back. It is very well hidden and not signposted at all. Go down the stairs to the left of the stalls - it will seem like you are heading into the abyss and then suddenly you come out into a wonderful little oasis – makes a very attractive alternative to the tourist hangouts around the plaza.

3  Thank mariposa888
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