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We walked through Callejon de Hamel as part of our private tour. Nice little street with a couple of cafes and galleries.
Met Salvador Gonzáles Escalona (photo with review). We did not find people hassling us for CD's as mentioned below. A few people asked...More
On Sunday at 1 p.m., there is a rumba performance with dancers and drummers. If you want to see the real rumba, which is very coquettish, this show is it. Callejon de Hamel is a reconstruction of a tumbledown alley. One artist started to paint...More
This place is a must see on Sundays for their performance of Cuban rumba and other Afro-Cuban art forms. There is so much to see by way of art and the performances were engaging. Lots of cute little shops to buy souvenirs from. There's also...More
We stopped here to admire the artwork on the walls in this "alley way". There were children playing and taking pictures with us and there were a few restaurants and places to buy artwork in here as well. It is definitely worth your time to...More
Callejon de Hamel is an alleyway filled with Afro-Cuban art, murals & sculptures created by the artist Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. The colorful artwork is shown on the sides of buildings, walls & throughout the alley. The art is made from bathtubs, metal, mosaic tile &...More
So most people visit this place on Sunday when there is music and dancing and a ton of tourists. We happened upon it on a week day. WAY better if you don't like tourists. Someone will snag you to guide you through. Worth a visit...More
Response from F2581HOguillermor | Reviewed this property |
It is an Street opened at any time but from 9 to 5 workers from Callejón helps the tourists which arrive looking for information. Every Sunday at the beginning of the afternoon 12:00 they organise activities.
I doubt it will be on the walking tour, since it's a bit out of the way. They only do their presentations on Sunday. You might see some indications of Santeria just walking around the city, though. Ask your guide.
Hi! Is there someone that can recommend me a good restaurant along the Callejon de Hamel? Thanks! =)
January 12, 2011|
New York City, New York
Guide/tour for Callejon de Hamel (3 Replies)
I have sent an email to Intrepid regarding their tour, no answer. Do you know any local guide that can walk us around, introduce us to people and local businesses of the neighborhood? Does any other tour company offer the tour?
March 19, 2017|
Ok. S...I've been to Cuba twice a year for the past 4 years. I always have a great time. I have made some friends over time, and this is the best way to get around. I usually just pay someone 50$ for a week of showing me around. I also cover the food expenses. Ideally, you should budget $100. But that's being SUPER generous. Be sure to not overpay and be on the lookout for SCAMMERS. When do you plan on going? I'm heading out after the 16th of April, maybe we can grab coffee around Habana :-)...More
New York City, New York
3 Night Havana Itinerary Help (16 Replies)
Hello, I am an American heading to Havana for a 4 day/three night weekend in May staying near Obispo and would appreciate some help. 1) In your opinion, is it worth doing a day tour (would be a Friday or Saturday) to Varadero beach and visit caves on the way, or just go to Santa Maria beach and stay closer to Havana? 2) I've heard a lot about FAC but was disappointed to hear it will be closed in May. Can anyone recommend any good night life in May? Since I'm only going for one...More
April 14, 2018|
Response fromjoann p|
Niki, All the late night action is in Vedado. La Rampa area stirs up later in the evening. I always suggest for folks to stay in Vedado instead of Old Havana, especially if they are looking for late nightlife, but it looks like you all set. Such a short time do not bother going all the way to Varadero, you will find the local action very fun, and not so filled with tourists on the nearby Santa Maria beach... There's one nightclub you will want to hit for sure, Sosoa, it is on the border of...More