El Quitrín: Culture & Tradition
The brand-new space named El Quitrín is located in the populous Enramada Street between Reloj and Calvario, Santiago de Cuba, and it offers national and international visitors proposals aimed at rescuing the tradition of haute couture, music, art and cuisine.
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El Quitrín is a socio-cultural complex where people can buy dresses, the typical Cuban guayabera, pants and other pieces made with white cotton. On the other hand, the walls of this premise showcase large and medium-sized artworks created by artist, promoter and engraver Israel Tamayo Zamora. There are also ceramic pieces and engravings as part of Tamayo art gallery.
Next to the facility, you can acquire excellently-made imitation jewelry and different designs of shoes.
La Casa Micaela is another fine choice, since it features a 24/7 private cafeteria and restaurant. Santiago’s traditional food is dished out in this place, accompanied by live performances of bands “Con tumbaó” and “Grupo Azabache”.
On weekends, this cultural institution offer a well-assorted program for children, starting at 10 a.m., with magicians, clowns, games and other proposals for the whole family to enjoy.
The afternoon session targets the youth sector, with fashion shows to shed light on the pieces of cloth made at El Quitrín, along with Hermanos Saiz Association’s “Proyecto Ojos”.