Mrs. Mina Chumont Perez, widow of Regino Trufin, negotiated the lease of the land from his farm, situated on the edge of the railroad ditch-Marianao, and coming almost to the heights of Bethlehem. In such a fabulous space to install an entrepreneur in 1939 devised a kind of animation type restaurant night club at least 300 people, but then provided it with game rooms, converted over time into one of the continent's busiest casinos.
In other things was also successful founder. Maintained as much as possible the Grove estate, which is why the environment should Tropicalísimo cabaret. The same is set in a sort of forest with large trees and Royal Palms, mamoncillos, mangos, cedar and others. In addition, he gave all his shows enhancement with the best artists of the time. Figures clamadas by crowds as Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Libertad Lamarque, Cheo Feliciano, Rita Montaner, Elena Burke, and Snowball, among others, have been part of the large cast of starry nights of Tropicana, which has continued for a moment to offer national and universal art.
Getting to Tropicana must start from the corner of 43 and 72 in the municipality of Playa, through a walkway that leads to the biggest cabaret Cuba. Its main hall can accommodate a thousand people spread around the stage or moving track, surrounded by palm trees and air ramps used by artists in the show. The shows often involve the participation of hundreds of artists between dancers and musicians.
For those who prefer more sedate environments Tropicana has other spaces, the restaurant and the Bohemian Gardens Café Rodney, among others, but nothing comparable to the Great Hall Under the Stars, one of the most legendary of Havana.
Symbol identity of this symbolic place habanero, it is a sculpture of a dancer made in 1950 by Cuban artist Rita Longa, and, to a lesser extent, it is also the source of the Muses, the Italian artist Aldo Gamba, installed in 1952 at the entrance of the cabaret.
In 1992 the American Academy of the restaurant industry Tropicana gave the Best of the Five Stars Diamond the best cabaret of the Americas, not only recognized the class of this symbol habanero, but paid tribute to its rich history over half a century, at the time.
In the Hall under the Stars, the cast of the Tropicana has always been the fall of the stars at night to give art born from within, the one that over time, leaves an indelible mark in the hearts genuine.