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Address: Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba
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Colorful and Interesting Alley

This is a narrow alley which the local Afro-Cuban community has turned into a tourist attraction. The alley's walls are full of artistic graffiti. There is an area where a local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
RodMcLeod
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San Francisco, California
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place to learn about Cuban folklore and Yoruba religion quite picturesque..speechless got some nice Rumba CD music

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opportunity to explore the Cuban-African syncretism of Catholicism and African mystery religious traditions.

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1 Thank Mark W
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Callejon Hammel late on a Wednesday afternoon. It was relatively quiet; just a few other tourists plus an equal number of locals offering their services as unofficial guides. The limited guidance was not very useful - the street art is colorful and creative but without proper explanation, any overall meaning and context was lost to us. If you... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a side street off the street San Lazaro, some 10 minutes walk from Malecon, this short street is full of life, especially on Sunday, starting at noon. Occupied by Afro-Cuban community, turned into an artistic centre, on Sundays it offers a brilliant insight into African heritage of Cuba. The show of African ritual dancing and rumba goes on for... More 

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1 Thank Berkeley1990
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cultural tourism is always tough. This is as bad as showing up at an indian reservation and expecting to see a dance or rolling through new orleans demanding to see a jazz funeral. The music is a minstrel show for tourists performed multiple times each day as the busses roll in. If you get dragged here on your package tour,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved all the graffiti and the displays there! We met the artist there and he is so chill! Sundays are the best time to visit as they have fiesta on sundays. It's a really nice and chill place to spend a morning just soaking in the art, drawings and quirky Havana. Highly recommended

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a narrow alley which the local Afro-Cuban community has turned into a tourist attraction. The alley's walls are full of artistic graffiti. There is an area where a local band plays. There are artist shops and ubiquitous CD sellers. Sprinkled around the alley are benches fashioned from old bathtubs. It is certainly worth a visit.

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very crowded and lots of loud music so if you were looking for a peaceful Sunday ... forget it. Colourful and worth the stop.

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Thank maweb31
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited this neighborhood when I lived nearby in 2000. It's changed a great deal in one aspect only since my first visit: now the locals see a tourist as a target. If you're prepared for that fact and have your armor on (and preferably a guide with you as well) then it's definitely worth seeing the Rumba on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This alley located in Havana is a colorful display of artefacts made of recycled materials oriented to Santeria and their divinities. On Sunday's drummers and singers do a performance to celebrate their devotion to Santeria.

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