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Callejon de Hammel

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Address: Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba

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learn what else you can do with a bathtub or brake cylinder

An easy walk from the hotel Nacional, close to other sights in the Vedado district that Graham Greene described in Our Man in Havana as the "white rich suburb". Went midweek, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

An easy walk from the hotel Nacional, close to other sights in the Vedado district that Graham Greene described in Our Man in Havana as the "white rich suburb". Went midweek, so relatively quiet, but hilarious to see the creativity and zest in recycling used hardware to celebrate life and generate a wry smile. The first insights into Santeria that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Sort of a tourist trap now. Buses lined up for Sunday rumba. Place has gotton larger and tacky. Possibly worth a walk through at least.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I went on sunday at midday for the performances and it was brilliant. Amazing music and amazing dancing. Unfortunately when I got back home and went to listen to the CD I bought from them it didn't work! The CD is called Musica Afro Cubana and if anyone else has a working copy and is willing to burn it I... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Do you want to see something completely different? Then go to Callejon de Hamel. Poor neighborhood transformed into an artistic colony based on Santeria and other African related religions which influence everyday cuban life. All is/was done without a peso from the government and only with a will and artistry from famous local artist Salvador Gonzales and other volunteers who... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visited here twice on our 11 night stay in Habana, the first time was on a Sunday just 2 days after arriving, we had taking a bicycle tour and he stopped there as he obviously had a deal with some of the guys there to bring the gullible tourists in. The place was absolutely heaving and we were told... More 

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vancouver, bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited every Sunday - Arrive early and pay 1-2 CUC for a chair, as far left as possible to stay out of the sun... Bring a hand fan, and a few dollars for a cold beer / snack in the local small restaurant located at the entrance... Great music, but VERY crowded... Definitely worth it.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This short street is home to artist Salvador Gonzalez Escalona. You will be able to meet the artist, view his work, and even purchase a piece to take home. His assistant will give you an education about Santeria, the most widely practiced religion in Cuba.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were given an introduction to Santeria by a man who spoke fluent English. We also had the opportunity to see some live dancing. This was way much better than what I was expecting.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

come in on sunday morning for an unbelivable experience of african musc. but beware of the people who approach you and invite you for a drind. you are in for an experience you might want to forego!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went on a Sunday to see the free rumba show at noon. We realized that the group, Rumba Morena, was the same one that we saw on Saturday at the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba in Vedado. They were pretty good and high energy with a big group of drummers and singers. However, we didn't stay long, because there... More 

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