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Casa de La Trova

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

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Shame we didn't have more time!

We were in Santiago de Cuba on a day trip so didn't really have much time at all to enjoy this wonderful bar. But fortunately able to drop in for 30 minutes to see a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2015
TerriLondon
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London
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

We were in Santiago de Cuba on a day trip so didn't really have much time at all to enjoy this wonderful bar. But fortunately able to drop in for 30 minutes to see a wonderful little band play (and elderly lady with a corker of a voice and two musicians playing guitars and 'percussion'. Little seats are set up... More 

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3 Thank TerriLondon
Prague, Czech Republic
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

I can imagine this once was a great place to be in the evenings. When we arrived, there was some "famous" band playing, and so we decided we pay the 10 CUC entrance. Too bad the casa was full of some elderly tourists, so everyone just sat there and didn't even move to the (overly loud) music. They played technically... More 

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Toronto,
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Casa de la Trova, despite being a tourist destination, is nonetheless worth a visit. The live music the night we went was great and it's a fun spot. Even though it caters to tourists, the admission is reasonable (5 CUC) as are the drinks. Take a moment to go out on to the balcony overlooking the street below and... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We visited Casa de La Trova in February with a few of our Group. It was great fun as we sat upstairs with our wonderful Mojitos and enjoyed the freedom of the Salsa being danced on the small dance floor, by Professionals and amateurs alike. The music is fun and people watching even better. With the doors all open to... More 

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1 Thank Jess-Harpenden
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I passed by here like 2-3:00 p.m. and watched a pretty cool live. There was even a 5-6 year-old little boy playing drum there. Somebody (maybe just some audience) were dancing. I didn't actually seat there, but you can definitely do that if you want. Locals said here was the top-ranking place to enjoy the local music Trova. The location... More 

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2 Thank MaggieWong
Switzerland
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188 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We went there around 06:30 pm for listening a local band and they were amazing. The crowd was mixed with locals and tourists. People were dancing and sining along. So it was already a small party. We didn't go up later so i don't know how it is upstairs. But i really can recommend it if you wanna listen to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This place is such a scam which is a pity as good artist perform there. You cannot enjoy listening to the artists without someone wanting you to go their "sisters" for the best meal ever or having people trying to scam you for drinks. Go to the Casa de las Tradiciones excellent music but best of all welcoming and no... More 

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2 Thank Helen W
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Steps from our hotel was the house of music ( Casa de la Trova). Starting at 11.00am with folk duos and classical and flamenco guitarists. The afternoon show moved to the larger room and stage. Six to eight piece bands would perform one hour sets. Excellent quality of musicianship throughout. Venerable masters to younger music students would take to the... More 

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4 Thank Lynden P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Casa de Trova is the more touristy center of salsa and son in the heart of Santiago, near the Plaza Cespedes. You can recognize it by the hordes of tourists looking through the gates of the casa to the music performed inside. Better concerts are given on the upper floor. This is the place where Paul McCartney seems to have... More 

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Nykoebing, Denmark
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

I have to say that although the band was good I dont recognize the "Buena Vista Social Club" sound. It is a relative small room-upstairs-and if you wonder why the first seats in front of the band are free, it is because the guests wants to sit as far as possible from the very very big loudspeakers which blast out... More 

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