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

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Sunday on Callejon de Hamel

Sundays Rumba dancing to throbbing AfroCubano music is the order of the day on this decorated alley. Adopted as a testament to the Afrocubano culture this alley is fully... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harry D
Bethel, Maine
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was led here by a local, it was Mon evening and I just arrived in Havana and was told by friends at home to "go with the flow" when in Cuba! So when a local approached me about 1 min after leaving my casa (central Havana, concordia) I didn't run off but went with it, I was gasping for... More 

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our convertible tour guide took us here and we loved it. Small street with lots of art in different expressions. The tour guides in the Callejon are pretty good, funny and educated and made the visit entertaining

Thank Martha2010
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay away from Callejón de Hamel. The only place in Cuba where people harrassed us. We went in a small bar, looked nice, but it was horrible. A barowner very pushy and we got a cocktail tasting of dishwater for twice the normal price. The only bad experience in 2 weeks of Cuban-hospitality.

Thank bmhweninger
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think I would go there at night, but it is a very exotic location. Art thrives in this street, and culture and music collide here. Don't forget to take pictures!

Thank Odette L
Menai, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in mid April when it was alive with celebrations, with 2 persons who introduced themselves to us as employees, Promotion Manager & Salsa Dance instructor After a guided tour, of not only the Sculptures, mural & painting the backrooms for the artists we were invited for a complimentary drink in the Bar Area Then the scam started, tried... More 

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Bethel, Maine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sundays Rumba dancing to throbbing AfroCubano music is the order of the day on this decorated alley. Adopted as a testament to the Afrocubano culture this alley is fully decorated with murals and bathtubs adapted to various uses. Sundays are busy as the alley fills with spectators and dancers.

1 Thank Harry D
Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A colorful narrow alleyway, that is painted with colorful murals, art installation and in the middle is it main attraction Afro Cuban dancing and performances. Callejon de Hamel is where the heart of the Afro Cuban culture resides and beats loudly and is on display.

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Chicago, IL Suburbs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see experience while in Habana. Sunday afternoons the place comes alive with music an dancing. VERY crowded but the experience is worth it!

Thank ChgoSailor
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An iconic street with great Salvador Gonzalez's work. Was fortunate to meet him and visit his shop/gallery. Was fortunate to find a work of art by him to purchase too. A different experience from the old city. I enjoyed my time and loved the graffiti walls.

Thank Malaka T
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The artist...Salvador....created a beautiful piece of art, one of the few in the world, in this callejón.... small street or alley...if you come to Habana This is is a place you Must visit! Take a taxi from old habana...5 cucs... or anywhere in habana.... and enjoy this beautiful piece of historic art. This is my first of many future reviews...... More 

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