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Casa de La Trova

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652689
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Good music!

We caught the opening act. Based on that, I'm guessing we would rate this place a 5 had we stayed... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
The Best Cultural Experience i Have Had in Cuba. Period.

This is about as authentically Cuban and untouristed place you will find. And the energy and... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cuban music” (5 reviews)
“band play” (2 reviews)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652689
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We caught the opening act. Based on that, I'm guessing we would rate this place a 5 had we stayed for the headliners. But, we had an early morning bus to catch. The musicianship of some of the locals guys is remarkable. Never know when...More

Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is about as authentically Cuban and untouristed place you will find. And the energy and feeling of having travelled back forty sixty years will give you goose pimples. This place is all about Trova music and the people who make it, Los trovadores. Trova...More

Thank Copado
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We got to the Casa de la Trova in Santiago, Cuba at night during the week. They sold us a ticket without saying that the chairs were entirely taken up by a cruise group. We waited until the set was over, figuring on getting a...More

2  Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Maybe I chose the wrong night but the place was stuffed with groups of tourists sitting on stiff chairs, with nary a Cuban in sight. Music was good, drinks were good but the dancing-floor was tiny so most dancing took place on the narrow balcony....More

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Viva la musica and viva la fiesta!!is the first thing one would say when entering Casa de la Trova in Santiago de Cuba, the best place in the whole of Cuba to enjoy traditional Cuban music and of course to dance it. Cubans are here...More

Thank robertwolfenix
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent place for dance Cuban music !!! A tipical Cuban place , great people and delicious mojitos!! Loved the place!!

1  Thank Central Yard In... H
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I had the best time here. I wish we'd gotten there earlier. The music is incredible. Super authentic. Just fantastic!

Thank DanielleFabulosity
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

Thank C J T
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Bch-ave
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

1  Thank DublinEdM
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3 December 2015|
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