Casa de la Música de Miramar

CA4
Style of place: Live music venue
Cover: CUC 10-20
Style of music: Salsa/Timba
Ambience
Popularity
Entertainment
Service
Best for: Cuba’s best salsa bands make the place rock. Non-touristy matinees.
Worst for: Surprisingly small without being intimate. Gets smoky.
Calle 20, esquina 35, Playa
(+53)7204 - 0447
Open 10pm-3am daily
  • The Miramar house of music has been a mainstay for the very best salsa bands for many years now. It is an absolute must if you have any interest in salsa. It is housed in a beautiful old Havana mansion and offers a great atmosphere. It is much smaller than the Galiano venue and can feel a little cramped at times, especially if you are not dancing.

    Be warned also that it gets smoky inside.

    
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