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Gran Teatro de La Habana

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Address: Paseo de Marti 10600, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8629473
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Fri - Sun 20:30 - 22:00

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The Inside is as Beautiful as the Outside

After the last Revolution, since 1960, the Gran Teatro has been presenting the International Ballet Festival of Havana, where performers from all over the world come to dance. In... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cubanoboy
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After the last Revolution, since 1960, the Gran Teatro has been presenting the International Ballet Festival of Havana, where performers from all over the world come to dance. In 1965 it became the headquarters for the National Ballet of Cuba and by 1985, at the suggestion of Alicia Alonso (the prima ballerina assoluta of Cuba), the theater was renamed the... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we couldn't get ballet tickets, so we just did the daytime architectural tour. Wow! It's an amazing, beautifully restored building. Our guide spoke perfect English ( even used the phrase " herding cats") and told us so much history. I actually gasped when the giant chandelier came on!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of Havana is run down or under renovation this beautiful building has been restored to a high standard

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Gran Teatro stands as a grand old lady on the Paseo del Prado next to the hotel Telegrafo, and very close to the Capitolio, the hotel Parque Central and the hotel Saratoga. It is gorgeously lit up at night. There are always vintage American taxis in the neighbourhood.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Havana's home to the National Ballet, opera and theater was completed in 1837 and has recently gone through major renovations and is looking stunning. Sadly we did not have time to see a performance here during our visit but the building on it's own is well worth stopping to admire and photograph.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This theatre has been renamed in honor of Alicia Alonso, prima ballerina assoluta and deservedly so. The company she created and it's school are jewels in the crown of Cuba. If you go, avoid the back rows of the orchestra section as the back wall is louvered to the hallway and that hallway has laminate flooring so late arrivers can... More 

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Thank Ed T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing looking stunning building especially at night time when it is all lit up and you take loads of pics

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Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I have enjoyed photographing the exterior this building many times in day and night. On my last visit to Havana, I decided to take the tour inside, as it was open again after years of renovations.. The English-speaking guide was excellent, easy to understand her info and the answers to the questions that tourists asked her. Very impressed with the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I last attended a performance here 14 years ago when the building was showing its age and the lighting was rather dull. The recent refurbishment has spectacularly transformed this wonderful building and opened up the foyer spaces with a new bar and space for art exhibitions. Most of all, it has integrated lighting into the architecture, to enhance it, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were there in February this year and were able to do the standard tour of the building with one of their guides, who was very good and who spoke excellent English. The building had been restored and cleaned not long before we were there and it had been done very well. It really showed up the masterful skills and... More 

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