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Address: | Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba

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Neat and creepy; be wary

If you have a choice between this and Fusterlandia, hands down Fusterlandia wins! But if you can do both, this is an interesting spot. The art is inspired by Afro-Cuban religion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lakeland, FL
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Lakeland, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have a choice between this and Fusterlandia, hands down Fusterlandia wins! But if you can do both, this is an interesting spot. The art is inspired by Afro-Cuban religion, so much of it is altars to the gods or portraits of the gods. That's not my cup of tea. There are a lot of hustlers around who want... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on a bici tour that was in its own an adventure. The alley has all sorts of crazy art work with my favourite being the bath tubs of the little prince. Unfortunately you have to pay a tip to the locals to show you a short tour of the alley, when we did so our guide got... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If paintings of old U.S. cars are not your favorite artistic expression, you may find a unique painting to bring home among the works of the Cuban artist Salvador. His work is Palo Monte Afro-Cuban inspired and, in addition to a work of art you can take home and frame, his murals cover every inch of all buildings that face... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a street that has been reclaimed by the Afro-Cuban community, and every surface is covered by the murals of artist Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. Luckily for us, it was Sunday, the day this ‘high temple’ to Afro-Cuban culture pulsates with loud, wild rumba music. The community were all dressed in white, gyrating and testifying simultaneously, having an evangelical time... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here on a Sunday around midday and you will be treated to a fantastic demonstration of rhumba music and dance. An all-female band pumped the place with solid rhumba for a good hour. During that time, some of musicians ducked off, changed into costume and came back to dance. Best ignore the touts offering all sorts of souvenirs. Make... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be worth it without some music, after all this is the home of Mambo; Salsa’s father and the root of so much music comes from here. We found out that the Buena Vista Social Club had kinda turned into Wu-Tang, where if even just one member is present, that band/show will get branded as “Buena... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is no usually at the regular tourist list, since it is not easy to find. I've heard about it from 2 locals and at the end decided to go and visit a place with one local. It is a street between two streets with unique art full of history. Girl explained me all history about Callejon de Hammel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

this is a funky small walking street with a lot of folk art around - there are locals walking around ready to give information but be wary because they will march you right into the bar/restaurant and drinks or food will be on you!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I was here during the week so I missed the music but it was nice to actually go to a place that I heard about on tripadvisor and actually being there was nice. I learned a bit more about Afro Cuban culture . will comeback here on a Sunday to watch the shows

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Not everyone's cup of tea and I would not go out of my way to get here. I read that Sunday is the day to as musicians play freely throughout the street. Went on a weekday and there was still people hawking CD's and I'm not sure if the money will go directly to the art foundation or not...donated a... More 

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