Palenque de los Congos Reales, Trinidad

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Fans of Afro-Cuban rumba music should not miss Palenque de los Congos Reales, which showcases a number of performances and dances throughout the day. This outdoor venue incorporates Cuban popular music, salsa, and traditional poetic singing alongside rumba. Head to the bar for an affordably priced drink and let the rhythm take you over. Check the schedule of events ahead of arriving so as to catch the performances of stirring African rhythms alongside rumba drums--plus a troupe of fire-breathing dancers. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Trinidad using our trip planner.
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  • This is a traditional music venue which seems to predate the tourist invasion. It had a five-piece son band when I was there, followed by a santeria performance. I was nursing a hangover but the...  more »
  • Man oh man I had so much fun learning how to salsa dance here. Our instructor was easy to follow, so by the end of the lesson we were able to do a proper salsa. There is a bar serving mojito's so...  more »

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