Exploring Havana’s Ruined Theatre: Teatro Campoamor

An old image of the Teatro Campoamor exterior before the theatre was destroyed by fire

An old image of Teatro Campoamor’s exterior in its glory days before the theatre was destroyed by fire

On the corner of Industria and San José streets in central Havana lies the ruins of a once grand theatre, Teatro Compoamor. Destroyed by fire decades ago, the theatre appears off limits. However, payment of a fee facilitates access.

This was Rocío and my second theatre experience on our first full day in Cuba after earlier seeing Plácido Domingo enter the nearby Great Theatre. We visited Teatro Campoamor with Japanese tourist Minami who we met at Crepe Sayu.

Vegetation covers Teatro Campoamor's stage as viewed from the auditorium

Vegetation covers Teatro Campoamor’s stage as viewed from the auditorium

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