Casa De La Musica De Trinidad
Take the stairs to the right of La Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad in the Plaza Mayor, and you will find yourself standing in front of the majestic looking Casa de la Música (House of Music). If you are looking for a party, you will find it here. Arguably the best music venue in Trinidad, Casa de la Música is all about cold drinks and great salsa. The vibe is festive but low-key, and the venue attracts a good mix of locals and tourists. It just might be one of the best parties in Cuba.
The venue, which is part of a chain of life music venues, is actually comprised of two distinct sections. To the side of the church up the stairs, you will find live music concerts and vibrant Afro-Cuban music. This typically occurs nightly from about 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The groups are almost always from Trinidad, so it is a great way to get a taste of local music culture. Below the stars, visitors will find the rear courtyard. If you have two left feet and want a bit of dance instruction before you jump into the mix, Casa de la Música also offers salsa lessons during the day.
Keep in mind that live music at the venue is ongoing from about 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The courtyard gets started as a bar, and then transforms into a nightclub as the night progresses. After 11pm, DJs spin great beats for locals and tourists to dance to, so this is the perfect spot to hone your dancing skills. Depending on the season, this venue host big bands or recognized Cuban musicians as well. Full-blown salsa concerts are also often held here in the rear courtyard after 11pm. In this venue, sometimes music may even start in the afternoon, so with any bit of luck, you can catch a concert while watching the sunset...
Once this venue closes, that doesn’t mean that the party is up! Patrons of Casa de la Música will typically continue well into the night searching for more life music. For even more fiesta, head to the Disco Ayala, known to locals as “the Cave.” If you’re hungry, you can always stop into the nearby grill. This low-key local joint serves up hamburgers and other snacks. You will need the fuel to dance the night away!
Get InspirationAll about where to go and what you can do
Quinta Avenida is often called the most beautiful street in Cuba, and for good reason. Located in Miramar district, it's home to historic mansions, many of them repurposed, as well as other landmarks including the Fountain of the Americas, an iconic clock tower, the island's largest church, and what is perhaps Cuba's most famous theme park. Read on to learn more about Quinta Avenida, an oasis of peace in a bustling city.
Although it has transformed considerably since its original construction in the late 18th Century, the Alameda de Paula in Havana is brimming with charm. This beautiful seaside walkway is fully lined with mature trees, benches, a fountain, and the domed Paula Church. When visitors are ready to take time away from other attractions, this can be one of the great places to sit down and pause for reflection.
The Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation is one of Cuba's top tourist attractionsâhowever, you won't find any signs guiding you to its fields some 17 kilometres southwest of Pinar del Rio. Since it's a private enterprise, its plantation tours operate in something of a legal grey area; regardless, they come highly recommended. Though famed proprietor Alejandro Robaina passed away a few years ago, his farm continues to grow what is arguably the world's finest tobacco. Take a tour and find out why!
Explore cuba your wayTailor made cuba holidays
For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, we have years of experience at organising tailor-made holidays.
Create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists
Our expert tour consultants will be pleased to suggest ideas to complement your own and to organise the most appropiate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.