Heredia, Theater, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba
- Destination: Santiago de Cuba
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Ave. de Las Americas e/ Ave. de los Desfiles, Santiago de Cuba
- Telephone: (5322) 640548
Description Theaters: Heredia, Theater, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba
The Theater "José María Heredia and Heredia", good known for Theater Heredia started to be built in December 1986 and it was inaugurated August 13 of 1991 in the city of Santiago de Cuba, at a cost of 41 million pesos. It takes the illustrious santiaguero poet's name José María Heredia and Heredia.
Unique installation in Cuba that works like center of conventions, specialized in artistic and cultural shows. Designed by the Cuban architect Antonio Quintana, where it links traditional and modern elements next to an artistic typical atmosphere of the Cuban nature.
It has a main room about 2452 capacities; 1723 orchestra stalls and 729 stalls in the balcony. It possesses 9 rooms with capacities from 30 up to 300 people with facilities of simultaneous translation, audiovisual means, etc.
The first idea on the Theater Heredia was conceived in 1982, like part of the Heredia Operation headed by the General of Army Raúl Castro Ruz that it had among its main objectives to build constructions of civilian characteristic, among these a theater that satisfied the growing needs of Santiago de Cuba and it fill in the empty space left by the destruction of the Theater "Aguilera" and the closing of the Theater "Oriente".
The Theater Heredia was headquarters of the sessions of the 4to Congress of PCC in October of 1991.
Inside the building it is also the café with entertainment "Niagara", where it show up music, dance and poetry shows, of Thursday to Sunday, with artists of the region.
It is as well as the Hero City of Cuba, Very Noble and Very Loyal Santiago de Cuba recieves one of the yearned gifts: the Theater Heredia, from among the best facilities in its type in Latin America and Cuba, non alone pride for the santiagueros but for all the Cubans.
Three decades later the prestige of this institution has consolidated in such a way that no Cuban artist of the scene considers completed his curriculum, if at least one of his presentation doesn't appear in the architectural jewel of the Las Americas Avenue.
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Heredia, Theater is located in Santiago de Cuba
It limits to the north with the province of Holguín; to the west with Granma; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with the province of Guantánamo. The province covers a total area of 6 343 21 , Km². You can get here through Antonio Maceo International Airport, also by road from any other part of Cuba, or by sea â”€in this last case, requesting the services from Punta Gorda Marina.
Two particular features characterizes Santiago de Cuba that make it exceptional: its hospitality, with people of happy and relaxed temperament and its rich historical-cultural wealth. Its Caribbean identity is evident in its popular music and in folklore manifestations. It depicts the title of Heroine City of the Republic of Cuba for the role carried out by its inhabitants in the revolutionary struggle during the decade of 1950. Privileged by its historical past, in Santiago de Cuba there are two of the Cuban places distinguished by UNESCO with the title of World Heritage: the San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the ruins of the first French coffee plantations in La Gran Piedra. The Santa Ifigenia cemetery , the 26 of July Historical Museum and the Siboney Farm, are places indissolubly linked to the history of Cuba.
Cayo Granma and Baconao Park (Biosphere Reserve) also part of the attractiveness of this region. As a tourist destination, Santiago de Cuba, combines excellent possibilities for the enjoyment of beaches, city and nature tourism for to the places of interest in those three scenarios.
For those who arrive in Santiago de Cuba, there are diverse lodging options in the city and in its surroundings, linked as much to the sea as to nature. With a variety of categories and levels of comfort, it will always be a guarantee for the visitors looking for harmony and soothing rest. There are other things, among so many, that make people from Santiago proud: to be the birthplace, par excellence, of almost all the musical genres of Cuba, a country where the music is soul and root; also, the carnivals that every month of July take place here, are the most spectacular in the country; as well as their rum, the well-known Fiestas del Fuego and the already traditional Festival of the Caribbean.
The region of Santiago de Cuba has the necessary infrastructure to encourage tourism of events and congresses; it also has in its mountainous and seafaring environment the conditions to develop nature and adventure tourism, trekking, nautical activities, and health tourism. But there is nothing better than walk its undulating and narrow streets loaded with history and music at the same time.