Granma Province entertainment

Theater in Bayamo

Teatro Bayamo

Six blocks northeast of the bus station, opposite Plaza de la Patria, lies one of the Oriente's most impressive theaters. Constructed in 1982, the theater was converted into its current function only in 2007. The vi…
Traditional Music in Bayamo

Casa de la Trova la Bayamesa

One of Cuba's best trova houses, in a lovely colonial building on Maceo. Pictures on the wall display the famous '70s afro of Bayamo-born trova king Pablo Milanés. There's an ARTex gift shop onsite.
Theater in Manzanillo

Teatro Manzanillo

Touring companies such as the Ballet de Camagüey and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba perform at this lovingly restored venue. Built in 1856 and restored in 1926 and again in 2002, this 430-seat beauty is packed with oil…
Traditional Music in Manzanillo

Casa de la Trova

In the spiritual home of nueva trova (traditional singing), a renovation of the local trova house was long overdue. Pay a visit to this hallowed and freshly painted musical shrine where Carlos Puebla once plucked hi…
Live Music in Bayamo

Centro Cultural Los Beatles

Just as the rest of the world fell for the exoticism of the Buena Vista Social Club, Cubans fell for the downright brilliance of the Fab Four. This quirky place hosts Beatles tribute bands (in Spanish) every weekend…
Arts Center in Bayamo


You can catch heartfelt boleros on the flowery patio here in the former home of disgraced first president Tomás Estrada Palma, the man invariably blamed for handing Guantánamo to the yanquis (Yankees).
Cinema in Bayamo

Cine Céspedes

This cinema is on the western side of Parque Céspedes by the post office. It offers everything from Gutiérrez Alea to the latest Hollywood blockbuster (occasional English-language films with Spanish subtitles).
Arts Center in Bayamo

Casa de la Cultura

Wide-ranging cultural events, including art expos, on the east side of Parque Céspedes.
Cabaret in Bayamo

Cabaret Bayam

Bayamo's glittery nightclub/cabaret opposite the Hotel Sierra Maestra draws out the locals on weekends in their equally glittery attire. It's the largest indoor cabaret in Cuba.
Cultural Center in Manzanillo


For traditional music you can head for this dependable option, which has Saturday and Sunday night peñas (musical performances) and painting expos.