A modern basketball facility hosts the tournaments (usually in the spring) that pit different sections of the city against each other in an all-out battle for the city championship. Regional and national championship games are played here during the summer. The local basketball team is called the “Metros”.
Dominican architect Teofilio Carbonell built this striking white marble building in 1995, modeled after Santo Domingo’s national theater. Located directly across from the city’s landmark monument and surrounded by a lush garden, the Gran Teatro del Cibao boasts three levels with large marble and mahogany halls. The main room, Sala de la Restauración, has a capacity of 1,600 seats, and is the city’s largest indoor venue and stage. Year round, the prestigious theater hosts numerous national and international plays, dance performances, operas and concerts.