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Palenque de los Congos Reales

Cnr Echerri & Av Jesus Menendez, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
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Graet live music venue

We were twice in this venue and both times the groups were great and the cocktails well made. Can... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
George H
Hit or Miss

So it is my understanding that they recently re-opened and that could have impacted our experience... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Troy, Michigan
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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“cuban music” (5 reviews)
“free entry” (2 reviews)
Cnr Echerri & Av Jesus Menendez, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were twice in this venue and both times the groups were great and the cocktails well made. Can recommend this place as a live music venue.

Thank George H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

So it is my understanding that they recently re-opened and that could have impacted our experience compared to older reviews. Our guide told us they do NOT have Afro Cuban dance/music shows but it was in our itinerary and so he took us. When we...More

1  Thank Crystal248
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were promised African drumming & dancing; what we got were four shirtless guys prancing around doing party tricks such as lifting a table with the mouth, juggling swords and ripping a coconut to shreds with his bare teeth, even (sigh) getting members of the...More

1  Thank SemperteFallant
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have caught a show of Afro-Cuban dance. It has been a real delight, a boost of energy and passion coming from the dancers. Made my whole day in Trinidad.

Thank Ileana I
Reviewed 14 March 2017

At the moment the venue is shut but is now situated in the community centre down the hill from Casa de la musica. I had 4 great nights dancing Salsa and Son with tourists and locals. Free entry as well

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A demonstration & performance of afro-Cuban music & dance, this exhibition feels so authentic, rooted in tradition centuries old. The men & women dancers move to the beats of the conga drums. At the end our entire group was up on stage dancing with the...More

1  Thank Angela0607
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I really enjoyed the shows and the fact that it was less crowded was a bonus. Being Congolese, it was really nice experience to see the similarities in the dance moves and instrument being used while in Cuba.

3  Thank Lillonvoy
Reviewed 8 June 2016

It gives a picture of the development of the music that defines Cuban music today. Very interesting and important for anyone interested in what makes Cuba special

2  Thank Bonnie E
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This place is a special place. In Palenque Royals Congos people are in contact with African culture that exist in Cuba. There are also classes Rumba and percussion. It is a good choice for the night.

2  Thank ReinielPool
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We loved our two evenings here. Amazing floor show, great music. We practiced our newly learned salsa while the warm-up band played, before the show. The dancing in the show was superb.

1  Thank begladwhenigetthere
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