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Callejon de Hamel

| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana 10100, Cuba
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tourist trap

If you want to know more about the African influence in Cuba and everything you have heard about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
oldgerman66
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Caracas, Venezuela
Cool stop

Keep an eye on your personal belongings as quite crowded. It was neat to see the murals down this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Where_to_travel_next
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Vancouver, Canada
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“afro cuban” (14 reviews)
“short street” (5 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"
in 14 reviews
"short street"
in 5 reviews
"small alleyway"
in 3 reviews
"street art"
in 10 reviews
"colorful place"
in 3 reviews
"community project"
in 5 reviews
"live music and dancing"
in 3 reviews
"great street"
in 4 reviews
"art pieces"
in 3 reviews
"art studio"
in 3 reviews
"local art"
in 5 reviews
"no gracias"
in 3 reviews
"locals and tourists"
in 5 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"centro habana"
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"an amazing experience"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank oldgerman66
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Where_to_travel_next
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here by our rip off tour guide.I found it quite interesting at first until we were taken into a small bar,drinks appeared on our table ,Mojitos I think .Didn't think anything of this at first until we received our bill.Very expensive and...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite parts of la Habana. Be aware that They will ask for a donation as there is no posted admission fee or suggested donation price. I think we donated five pesos.

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great afternoon here. Lots of incredible artwork and a brilliant atmosphere. Live music and and a really cool bar. It feels like a real mix of locals and tourists - really fun.

Thank Em_L83
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome, learned a lot about Afro Cuban religion! tour guide was Yanet, and also met the PR and professor of the community, Elias. they are very knowledgeable. A must to visit if you go to Cuba.

Thank Hank W
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

On Sunday there is live music at 12. We went there earlier and got back at noon, when it was full packed with people. It was almost impossible to walk through. I personally liked more the quieter time when you could look and photograph better,...More

Thank johannap149
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

great street to wander through and sit down for a drink. a feeling like in artist places but real live. we liked it in the evening with most of the tourists gone.

Thank haktus
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

This Sunday-only fiesta is put on by an afro-Cuban community organization that describes itself as the only organization to perpetuate the African-based Cuban religions. It runs a small school in percussion and dance and puts on performances on Sunday. A guide will attach him or...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Sunday afternoons they put on a show. Interesting to stop by for a few minutes, they will ask for donations so be prepared.

Thank Janet N
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Mog3
April 10, 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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Yolanda D
January 5, 2017|
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Response from s_lovisetto | Reviewed this property |
On sunday on the afternoon, there is some activities during the week but only when come a group of tourist. On the morning only you can visit and drink on the bar
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EstonianTraveler99
December 27, 2016|
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Response from ElisabethOnMaui | Reviewed this property |
Music and dance are only happening on Sundays. Noon to about 3pm or 4pm. Sorry!
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