Entertainment in Holguín

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    Uneac

    There's at least one National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists per province in Cuba, but if you visit only one, make it here. Situated in the lovingly restored Casa de las Moyúas (1845) on car-free Calle Manduley, this friendly establishment offers literary evenings with famous authors, music nights, patio theater (including Lorca) and cultural reviews.

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    Teatro Comandante Eddy Suñol

    Holguín's premier theater is an art deco treat from 1939 on Parque Calixto García. It hosts both the Teatro Lírico Rodrigo Prats and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and is renowned both nationally and internationally for its operettas, dance performances and Spanish musicals.

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    Casa de la Trova El Guayabero

    Old guys in Panama hats croon under the rafters, and musicians in guayaberas (Caribbean dress shirts) blast on trumpets, while ancient couples in their Sunday best map out a perfect danzón (traditional Cuban ballroom dance). So timeless, so Holguín.

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    Jazz Club

    Jams start around 8pm at this jazz venue, weaving their magic for a few hours, and then there's piped music until 2am. There's a sporadically functioning daytime cafe downstairs.

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    Casa Iberoamericana

    Situated on quieter Parque San José, this paint-peeled place frequently hosts peñas (musical performances) and cultural activities.

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    Salón Benny Moré

    Holguín's impressive outdoor music venue is the best place to round off a bar crawl with some live music and dancing.

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    Estadio General Calixto García

    Mosey on down to this stadium to see Holguín's baseball team, former giant-killers the Perros (dogs), who snatched the national championship from under the noses of the 'big two' in 2002, but haven't barked much since. The stadium also houses a small but interesting sport museum.

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    Cominado Deportivo Henry García Suárez

    You can catch boxing matches at this spit-and-sawdust gym on the western side of Parque Peralta, where three Olympic medalists have trained. If you can pluck up the courage, ask about some (noncontact) training sessions. It's very friendly.

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    Cine Martí

    The best of a quintet of city-center cinemas, this is the spot for big-screen movies, with occasional English-language films with Spanish subtitles. It's on Parque Calixto García.

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    Biblioteca Alex Urquiola

    Culture vultures steam the creases out of their evening dresses to see live theater and performances by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Holguín here.