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Casa de las Tradiciones

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Address: Calle General Lacret 651, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 22 653892

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Very hard to find as lonely planet as quite misleading. . . At the top of the Spanish steps there are two roads to the right, take the one further away from the steps and walk for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 April 2016
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Very hard to find as lonely planet as quite misleading. . . At the top of the Spanish steps there are two roads to the right, take the one further away from the steps and walk for 5 mins. It was like stumbling into a private gathering, the music was such quality and mostly Cubans there. Not giving 5 stars... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

If you want to enjoy an evening of great Cuban music, plenty of cubalibres, mojitos and lot of cubanness, this is the place to go. You may even enjoy the performance of energetic folklore dancers. Furthermore, it is located in the heart of el Tivoli our favorite area in Santiago.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Until you see it, you won't believe it. A first floor apartment in a rundown suburb has been converted into one of the best (and certainly the most interesting) music venues in Santiago. You pay 2 CUCs entrance before you climb the stairs and drinks are reasonable. There's a different band every night, a small crowded dance floor and a... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Worth it for the drinks and the music. Easy to find, safe to walk to. Good salsa music. If you're tired of that kind of scene then you can skip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and good music. A Bob Marley style guy invited ladies to dance and after dancing asked for a mojito. Strange, since he didn't dance very well!

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is a lovely bar that is a must visit. It is quite relaxed and had an amazing band playing while we were there. Santiago is known for having the best music in Cuba, this could well be the best place in Santiago to catch great music.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

The place is currently under refurbishment (scheduled to be finished by July 2015) so there's only one room open and the dancing area is quite small butt it is worth a visit nevertheless! Authentic traditional atmosphere, with passionate musicians playing traditional cuban music.. A very different experience from your usual salsa bar and much better than Casa de la Trova.... More 

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North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

It was a bit difficult to find, but it's worth it. Intimate space, and absolutely authentic traditional music. We went one Thursday night and arrived a bit early - 8pm -ish, and the band Sone de Oriente started 9 pm sharp. Cover charge was only 2 cuc. The place was filled with mix of locals and adventurous music enthusiasts.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Great & funky place to dance and drink the night away with the locals and enjoy the live music. Great atmosphere...as soon as we entered the door we were pulled along to dance,...and we never stopped!

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

We heard good things about it from a friend, so we stopped by in the afternoon to grab a mojito/ron collins/etc. The bartender was very friendly, and I'd imagine that it's a great spot at night! We regret not having visited this place at night before we left SdC because it seemed like such a cool/eclectic place during the day.

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