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“Great live music in the Theatre Bar from house band Los Gimez” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Teatro La Caridad

Teatro La Caridad
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Santa Clara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great live music in the Theatre Bar from house band Los Gimez”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This review concerns the bar attached to the theatre, not the theatre itself, called La Marquesa. The bar itself is not much to write home about - in true Santa Clara style we were met with 'no agua', 'no ceverza', 'si mojito' - but the mojitos are extremely cheap and strong! The reason to go here is however to watch the house band - Los Gimez - who (for one proficient guitarist and one avant listener) were simply phenomenal musicians as well as extremely friendly blokes! Their average is pretty high, so these guys have been doing this a long time and it shows. We love dthem so much we went back the next night, bought a cd and gave them lots of hugs.
If you're in Santa Clara, do go along and say hello. P.s. DON'T use the toilet, which doesn't even have running water in the sink!

Visited May 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Surprisingly well-preserved theater in small town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Mar 20
The local guide said this impressive looking theater was built in 1885 by a wealthy patron. Using only the finest materials of the day, the theater remarkably is holding up and is in use today. The spartan, metal seats in the center contrast with the upholstered chairs in the side boxes
Even Enrico Caruso made his way to this town to perform.

Visited March 2014
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Oromocto NB
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“A grand old theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

We enjoyed the tour and the guide we had had pretty good english, which was a nice change. The artwork and stage is very interesting. The flys are still manual and the stage is interesting to walk on. A beauty of an old theater they just don't make anymore. Worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing building, pure art and architecture inside if...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

An incredible piece of heritage, built on the colonial times, the fresco paintings inside, vintage chairs, pillar, is all very nice, the bad thing about visiting the Caridad Theater is that is practically closed all the time. You have to be quite lucky to pass by and see it open during day time. On the other hand in the near village of Cienfuegos, both the cathedral and the colonial theater are open must of the time.

Santa Clara has to catch up regarding this matter.

Visited March 2013
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Medellin, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A beautiful theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

It has quality concerts, theater and dance at affordable prices. The theater is old and has been restored.

Visited December 2013
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