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Callejon de Hamel

| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana 10100, Cuba
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A Sunday must

If you are in Havana on a Sunday make sure you go at midday to Callejon de Hamel, a little alley at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AnnaCub2018
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London, United Kingdom
Cultural and authentic

Highly recommendable, especially if there are cultural activities such as the celebration of Holy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pelias M
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Barcelona, Spain
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“afro cuban” (14 reviews)
“short street” (5 reviews)
“street art” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana 10100, Cuba
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"afro cuban"
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"short street"
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"street art"
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"community project"
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"small street"
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"great street"
in 4 reviews
"local art"
in 5 reviews
"music and dancing"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 6 reviews
"locals and tourists"
in 5 reviews
"centro habana"
in 4 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 4 reviews
"old havana"
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"rumba"
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"salvador"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Havana on a Sunday make sure you go at midday to Callejon de Hamel, a little alley at the western edge of Centro, dressed in street art, where live music performance takes place. Music is very much essential part of Cuban...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommendable, especially if there are cultural activities such as the celebration of Holy Week, that of holy does not have the name.

Thank Pelias M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Interewting decoration (I wouldn't call it art) but maybe not worth going,, as you'll be pestered like hell.

1  Thank Falco1968
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Great little stop to see local street art and a few Santaria performances as you make your way around Havana. A bit touristy if you go into the shops but don't go there for that. Go to take in the art installations.

Thank TAGit
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Very different mosaic style of art. Hamel was inspirered by Gaudi's architecture in Spain. It's a small barrio with mosaic tiles designs on numerous houses. A must see. The Cuban people are great.

1  Thank peterhrz
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

If you want to know more about the African influence in Cuba and everything you have heard about the roots of Rumba, Santeria etc,- don't visit el Callejon de Hamel! It seems that the colorful houses and the street decoration of these 50m (!) of...More

4  Thank oldgerman66
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Keep an eye on your personal belongings as quite crowded. It was neat to see the murals down this alley basically. You don’t need much time here. There could be performers you can watch dance too.

1  Thank Where_to_travel_next
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were taken here by our rip off tour guide.I found it quite interesting at first until we were taken into a small bar,drinks appeared on our table ,Mojitos I think .Didn't think anything of this at first until we received our bill.Very expensive and...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

This was one of my favorite parts of la Habana. Be aware that They will ask for a donation as there is no posted admission fee or suggested donation price. I think we donated five pesos.

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We had a great afternoon here. Lots of incredible artwork and a brilliant atmosphere. Live music and and a really cool bar. It feels like a real mix of locals and tourists - really fun.

1  Thank Em_L83
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JimandMarty
May 16, 2018|
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Response from CheekyGold | Reviewed this property |
Only on Sundays!
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Mog3
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
Hola, I hope I'm still on time to respond, I have been promoting this place ever since I literally ran into it on a Sunday walk with my daughter in 1996. Salvador Gonzalez Escalona moved into this alley, which was a hell... More
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Yolanda D
January 4, 2017|
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Response from s_lovisetto | Reviewed this property |
On sunday on the afternoon, there is some activities during the week but only when come a group of tourist. On the morning only you can visit and drink on the bar
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