Tropicana, Havana

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Calle 72 y 43,NO 4505 53-7-27-9147

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    Tropicana: Tropicana, a paradise under the stars

    by russian_yaz Written Jun 24, 2005

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    The Tropicana Cabaret is Cuba's most famous cabaret. Opened in 1931, it's known as the "Paradise under the Stars" and it has been pleasing crowds ever since. Surrounded by lush vegetation visits can enjoy a glittering spectacle featuring over 200 singers, dancers, musicians and vocalists.

    Tickets can be ordered by phone from 10am – 6pm or buy them at the ticket booth at 8:30 pm (call ahead of time to check availability) reservations can be made through any travel agency desk located in most of the hotels.

    Some different daily offers U can choose from to enjoy the show:
    - 1rst offer
    1/4 Botella de Ron (3 years Old)
    1 Refresco.
    1 Botella pequeña de vino Freixenet.
    70 cuc/pax

    - 2nd offer:
    1/4 Botella de Ron (5 years Old)
    1 Refresco.
    1 Botella pequeña de vino Freixenet.
    1 Hors D’oeuvre.
    Table close to the scenary
    80 cuc/pax.

    - 3rd offer
    1/4 Botella de Ron (5 years Old o Whisky)
    1 Refresco.
    1 Botella pequeña de vino Freixenet.
    1 Hors D’oeuvre.
    1 fotografía
    90 cuc/pax.

    To include dinner with the reservation, 10cuc more per person.

    Dress Code: No shorts, no sneakers, no sandals

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    Tropicana: "Paradise under the skies"

    by aramat Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Tropicana show

    It's spectacular and expensive (we paid 75 USD each and got a cola, 0.5 l rum, tapas and a little bottle of sparkling wine). I'm happy I've seen it, but once is enough.
    It's possible to have dinner before the show in an elegant restaurant with live piano music. The food is nothing special, as usually.
    The picture is from http://www.cubacom.net/tropicana/, as I didn't take my camera to the club (I was sorry afterwards - it is allowed to take photos, but only with a permit).

    Dress Code: I don't know if there are any rules (probably no jeans and shorts), but most people were fairly elegant.

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  • Tropicana - Superb entertainment: Tropicana - Superb entertainment

    by Joern_N Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Tropicana dancer 2005

    Even though the Tropicana cabaret is a bit pricy it’s worth every convertible pesos.

    The dancers, the dresses and the live music all make you just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere at the outdoor scene that is converted to a dance floor for the audience after the show.

    I had a ringside seat and almost had to duck when the skirts were whirling :-)

    If you want to take pictures it’s an extra 5 CUC.
    You can see more of my pictures from Tropicana at http://cuba.atheart.dk

    If you want to take video it’s an extra 15 CUC.

    My recipe for the camera was checked twice. Just keep it in you shirt pocket and the whole deal of showing it is a 3 second thing - no need to take your eyes off the show!

    The fantasies in the show can challenge everyone. When my 7 year old nephew saw my pictures he was totally amused: “She’s dancing with a chandelier on her head. It’s lit, and it hasn’t even fallen from the ceiling? :-)

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    Tropicana: Nice show

    by Linse Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    Tropicana is a little expensive to go to but i think that you should go there if you are in Havana. The music is good, the costumes is fantastic and the artists are very good.

    Dress Code: No special dresscode but people coming there tend to have nice evening clothes on.

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    Tropicana: Cabaret

    by UneBanane Updated Jun 29, 2006

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    Tropicana is the oldest Cabaret show. It's located in Havana. There are dinner and show tours nightly or over night from most hotels and resorts. Its a grand show at an outdoor theatre with many dancers in elaborate costumes.

    Dress Code: No dress code.

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  • Tropicana Cabaret: Tropicana Cabaret in Havana , STAY AWAY !!!

    by PHILCAN Updated Feb 1, 2004

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    Save your money , thrid rated stage show , tired 50's style , lame dance and poorly performed.

    The whole thing is a state run cash cow milked daily for hard currency .. I really hope it helps the poor cuban people somewhat , otherwise , it is a complete RIP OFF !

    On top of the$85 tickets , a drink before the show ? sure $5 bucks! Have a camara ? yes another $5 bucks!

    My advice , save you money , for $100US , you can eat at the best resturante and dance the night away in old havana for a whole weekend instead of that 2 hours lousy stage show!

    Dress Code: Yes , this to make you feel you are going to a fancy show , which it is NOT !

    The only fancy thing about this is their price , everything else runs like a money grab routine.

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    Tropicana: Cabaret in Havana

    by RoseAmano Written Mar 5, 2003

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    If you're going to Havana, you should go and enjoy cabaret culture.
    The dancers wear luxurious and gorgeous costumes.
    You will be satisfied with Latin jazz.

    Dress Code: It's desirable for you to dress formal.

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