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Address: Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba

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Quirky Alley Way

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Salvador Dali-esque, Afro-Cuban and totally folk art from the heart, this short alleyway is a treasure trove of re-use and creativity. Walls totally covered with colorful art/graffiti, old claw bathtubs as canvas and seating areas, repurposed treasures from the trash piles on top of pillars, welded into objects of interest and more. From time to time there will be artists... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love callejon de hammel however, this time the way I was being accosted from the second I stepped in was beyond stressful. I also bought a drink at the Barracon de Hammel...it was gross and expensive. A must see but prepare psychologically.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a fascinating part of Havana. If you can spare an hour or two, take the Afro-Cuban religion tour. It is absolutely enthralling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

this street is in the working class Cayo Hueso quarter and was the idea of Fernando Hamel. The most famous mural is some 200 m long and was done by Salvador Gonzalez. There are lots of stalls here selling some great gear. Come and visit

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