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Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC)

  • Calle 17 y Calle H Map It
  • Vedado
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 08/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Occupying what was once the Casa Juan Gelats, one of Vedado's finest early 20th-century mansions, the National Union of Writers and Artists is the site of cinematic events, lectures, and prose and poetry readings, as well as musical performances. On Wednesday evenings (5–8 pm) you can see trova or Afro-Cuban performances, while Saturday (9 pm) is the night of boleros. Have a seat at the bar with a Cuba Libre, and you are likely to end up chatting with some of the creative types that appear here. Writers, filmmakers, artists gather here, as their union offices are in the building. The building across Calle H from this one is an important UNEAC annex.

Sight Information


Calle 17 y Calle H, Havana, 10400, Cuba

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Sight Details:

  • Lectures and readings free, musical performances usually cost around CUC$5
  • Daily 9–9

Published 08/26/2015


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