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Callejon de Hamel

| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana 10100, Cuba
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Artsy and cool

Definitely a place you need to visit - so much art and cool bars. Locals are super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nenad P
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London, United Kingdom
Worth to visit

This is a special place to see at the limits of Plaza and Old Havana. Packed with art and culture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lililililla
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Ottawa, Canada
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“afro cuban” (14 reviews)
“short street” (5 reviews)
“street art” (11 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"
in 5 reviews
"street art"
in 11 reviews
"community project"
in 5 reviews
"small street"
in 5 reviews
"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"
in 7 reviews
"rumba"
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"salvador"
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"murals"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely a place you need to visit - so much art and cool bars. Locals are super friendly and will give you a full tour of the place. A mini Shoreditch would b the best way to describe it.

Thank Nenad P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a special place to see at the limits of Plaza and Old Havana. Packed with art and culture. Very cool little spot.

1  Thank Lililililla
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting little street full of beautiful street art, murals and statues made out of random objects. Worth a stroll down, plenty of seating (made out of bath tubs) and tourists & locals milling about. Free to visit - just walk down the street.

Thank angelfish2222
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

3  Thank AnnaCub2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

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 13 May 2018

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

2  Thank Falco1968
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Reviewed 11 May 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.

2  Thank TAGit
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Reviewed 25 April 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.

3  Thank peterhrz
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Reviewed 19 April 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

5  Thank oldgerman66
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Reviewed 5 April 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.

2  Thank Where_to_travel_next
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jeaniemherron
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sedgwall | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it will be on the walking tour, since it's a bit out of the way. They only do their presentations on Sunday. You might see some indications of Santeria just walking around the city, though. Ask your guide.
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JimandMarty
17 May 2018|
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Response from CheekyGold | Reviewed this property |
Only on Sundays!
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Mog3
10 April 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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