The Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso - "Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso" in Spanish - stands proud in heart of Havana, and is the country’s most prestigious location for opera, ballet and performing arts. It is home to the Cuban National Ballet company. Its history dates back to 1837 when it was constructed as the Tacòn Theatre. The theatre was expanded and renovated in 1914 into the building you can see today, which is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque Revival architecture in Cuba.
Havana is ideal for travelers in search for lesser known, off-the-beaten-track places. In Cuba’s capital, there are no hidden clubs or elite-styled galleries. Art lies in plain sight here, especially in houses turned galleries in quirky neighborhoods.
Looking for an authentic insight into Cuban culture? Look no further than Romerias de Mayo.This eclectic arts and culture celebration takes place every May in Holguín, a charming city set in the beautiful and surprisingly little-visited East of the island
The celebrations take place throughout the summer in various towns and cities. Here is some of the history behind Cuban carnivals and the important dates to remember. Read on and find all you need to know.
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