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Address: Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba

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An Afro-Cuban Experience!

This Alley is located in the working class Cayo Hueso quarter that serves as an open-air Afro-Cuban Religion Sanctuary, the work of local artist Salvador Gonzalez who has adorned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This Alley is located in the working class Cayo Hueso quarter that serves as an open-air Afro-Cuban Religion Sanctuary, the work of local artist Salvador Gonzalez who has adorned its walls with evocative Santeria murals paying homage to religious cults and currents of African origin. It hosts the famous Afro-Cuban rumbas that take place every Sunday afternoon.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you see anything other than fusterlandia...see hammel Bizarre and fantastic alley & art made of recycled/reused materials. The pieces and art celebrates Afro-Cuban cultural life and art. Amazing. Ya got see it. Don't let the "guides" bother you too much. A smile no thanks, no, no gracias will be enough. Don't let the donation or buying a cd to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I visited this spot on my last day in Havana. It was a few minutes away from my hostel and i went down with a couple of friends as they play music and dance at this location only on a Sunday (No music and dance any other day). It's an interesting alleyway not too big but just the right size... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were in the neighbourhood (Vedado) for La Rampa (nickname for Calle 23), a shopping boulevard, also close to Heladeria Coppelia, worldfamous since the film "Fresa y chocolate", but on Mondays it's closed. So we visited the Callejon de Hammel, certainly no secondhand option. The really small alley is full of arty things you can buy or simply admire (there... More 

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had the honour of meeting and having my photo with hailed artist Salvador Gonzales. I am truly sorry I missed the Sunday celebration. I have so much respect for him helping educate the youth on their African roots. I bought a lovely piece of art as well that I will cherish always.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A must see in Habana! We were able to experience music and dance performances as well as being able to view the beautiful art. If you go, be sure to purchase some art. The work is top notch.

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Potomac,MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

To get to Callejon de Hammel you need to walk through Centro Habana which is interesting in and of itself. It is the gritty part of town, what would have been called a working class neighborhood pre-revolution. The Alley is decorated with, among other things, half bathtubs used as benches, street sculpture and you may catch some music or choose... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It is interesting to learn about the african influence in this country since the Spanish brought in over a million slaves. I didn't like being harassed to buy their CDs. Also the hat being passed around aggressively soliciting for tips was annoying.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After our visit to the US "building of interest" and Hotel Nacional, it made logical sense to continue walking to Callejon de Hammel which is what we did. First thing we noticed as we approached within a few blocks is the increase in number of "friendly Cubans": "My friend where you from?" "You looking for Callejon de Hammel?" "You need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My friend Gema and I stumbled upon the Callejon de Hammel when we were trying to escape from a street parade. We heard the music and went it to discover a place packed with people dancing to Afro Cuban music in the most fascinating way. We danced for hours on end. I remember leaving the place completely soaked. It was... More 

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Address: Address: Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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