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Casa de La Trova

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652689
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Fabulous music

We went late every night to this friendly music club we were staying in Trinidad. Very simple, the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
England, United Kingdom
The palce ot listne to classic Cuban music

If like me you love Son (the precursor to salsa) then this is the place to hear it played live by... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Sara W
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“cuban music” (5 reviews)
“local band” (3 reviews)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652689
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

We went late every night to this friendly music club we were staying in Trinidad. Very simple, the music was always excellent and the dancing fabulous. We met some great people who welcomed us like long lost friends. Of special note was Felix Cintra, a...More

Thank Labuenavida004
Reviewed 20 December 2015

If like me you love Son (the precursor to salsa) then this is the place to hear it played live by musicians who have lived through many changing time

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We spent three weeks in Cuba, and visiting the Casa de La Trova in Santiago de Cuba was the worst experience we had. Made only to elicit money from naive tourists, which in the end is nothing wrong. What had happened to us was this!...More

2  Thank IndiS123
Reviewed 28 November 2015

A little touristy but also a good mix of cubans - good music and lots of dancing and fun. Relaxed informal atmosphere. A good place to sit and watch in the day and dance at night.

Thank nickyns
Reviewed 26 November 2015

If you like Cuban music and the rhythms of the island a visit to Casa de La Trova is must. Casa de La Trova is one of the great historical music cafes of the Cuban music tradition. The origins was musicians known as Trovadores roamed...More

Thank Dev K
Reviewed 10 April 2015

de la Trova is a popular spot for both tourist and locals in Santiago. There are two venues. A small, street level room to sit and listen to local musicians (a smaller version of Preservation Hall in New Orleans) - buy a drink - sit...More

1  Thank PapaMateo
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This place come to life at night and the music played here is great, Try and get a seat if you can and just sip on a drink. You can stay as long as you like. A place to come and listen.

Thank olie293
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...More

3  Thank TerriLondon
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...More

Thank andreeeeej
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....More

4  Thank flaneusecanada
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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