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

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We did not spend much time here because it was far too small an area and too crowded with people, however, the art was amazing. If I were taller I would have had a better view of... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2017
Christine E
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

We did not spend much time here because it was far too small an area and too crowded with people, however, the art was amazing. If I were taller I would have had a better view of the drums and dancing performance. This was such a vibrant slice of life in Havana that even if you're only there for 10... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

Come to the Callejon and plunge into the very best and most ethnic experience of Cuban cultural roots: religion and santeria, hypnotic folkloric dances, music from charming drums and the overall captivating atmosphere makes you feel like you are actually in a safary discovering a land unknown.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Very interesting art street if you're a photographer or artist full of color and unique sculptures. Bad if you dont like crowds or being approached by people asking for money. This was the ONLY place and time on the whole trip people actually came up to us and asked us for money and gifts. I felt bad for all of... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

A short but amazing street with unique art and history that's definitely worth putting on your list-

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

If you are interested in learning more about Cuban art and the ties to Santa Ria, this is the place to learn!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Impromptu tour guide led us through this. Take it slow, there is much to see. Purchase art, learn a little about Santaria, have a drink in the tiny bar with the tiny garden.

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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

I've seen more exciting Afro-Cuban dancing, so may be I'm spoiled but I didn't find it lived up to the hype surrounding it. Keep in mind that it is a narrow alley, so it gets very hot and crowded and difficult to see. After spending almost an hour in midday sun, I went to stand in shade behind the crowd... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

Many recycled bathtubs and materials presented in creative ways. We were there on Sunday when they had a street Cuban music worship service. It was a very special place.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

I planned our Sunday around the promised music and dance, but due to Castro's death there was no music allowed for 9 days. The alley itself has some artwork made from recycyled materials and some people trying to sell you CD's etc, but without the music, there is little need to make the side trip

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

I have taken many of my American Groups to visit this place and meet with the Artist and his staff. They are all great people. There is always people trying to sell you a CD or something but it becomes part of the charm. Salvador has a great vision.

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