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Casa de La Trova

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652689
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Nice Ambiance and Son

If you want to enjoy music drinks and watching people, go there. There are often shows during... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
C J T
,
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
Nice place to take in Son

Visited the trova on Saturday night to listen to live local band play traditional Cuban Son and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Bch-ave
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Average7%
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“cuban music” (8 reviews)
“great music” (5 reviews)
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Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 11 December 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...More

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Reviewed 11 November 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...More

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Reviewed 10 October 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...More

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Reviewed 15 August 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
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Reviewed 3 July 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....More

Thank Gavin D
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Reviewed 10 June 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...More

1  Thank Engadiner
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Reviewed 25 May 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...More

Thank Koktraveler
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Reviewed 30 April 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...More

Thank MaryCordall
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Reviewed 23 April 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.

Thank Ernesto_Paraglider
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Reviewed 10 April 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...More

1  Thank Jean G
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rising1000
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Response from IndiS123 | Reviewed this property |
As I have written in my review, we where in the Casa de La Trova only couple of minutes, because there was no live music. The entrance price was 5cuc, but it depends on the time of the day you visit it (I think from 2cuc... More
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