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Callejon de Hamel

| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba
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Lively Community Art Project

This is a small alleyway full of vibrant Afro-Cuban art made from recycled items such as old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
earthtravelller
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Gloucester
Interesting art but you get hassled a lot

We were shown this area by a local was a bit wary of this given the reports of people wanting money... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karenhenson
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Paris, France
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  • Average18%
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| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small alleyway full of vibrant Afro-Cuban art made from recycled items such as old baths, cash register, bicycles etc and painted murals on the walls along with music wafting over the whole area. We travelled there by coco taxi and the driver...More

Thank earthtravelller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were shown this area by a local was a bit wary of this given the reports of people wanting money for helping you (he was just helping), on Sunday morning, didn't make it back in the afternoon for the dancing. Went back one morning...More

Thank karenhenson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Callejon (Alley) de Hamel is a funky, artistic & bohemian very small area which also has an art studio with artwork for sale. On Sundays at Noon there is a not to be missed Rumba performance by an AFro-Cuban troupe. If you want to experience...More

1  Thank ctm7944
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This pleae will show you some of the Afro-Cuban artists and the heritage of the Santeria cultur. Scultures made by using the waste materials such as stone,iron, steel or any kind of raw meterial. Very interesting and picturesque. Highly recommended to visit.

1  Thank Luc1778
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This place is a great location for local art. It was fun to walk through to see everything; HOWEVER, as soon as you exit your car, people are there waiting to ask for money. In most of Havana, all you have to say is "No...More

Thank campbellhall1
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were very excited to have landed in Cuba on a Saturday so that we can go to see the Rumba at Callejon de Hamel on Sunday (the only day they play 12pm - 6pm). We thought that we would go around 2 or 3pm...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The artwork was unusual with African themes and mainly a use of metal work. Cast iron baths inlaid into walls and used as seating. Poetry written on the walls and the use of very bright, vibrant colour. Worth a visit.

Thank W B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It's a very nice place to go and enjoy the Afrocuban art. The best day of the week to go is on Sunday where you can enjoy the dancing show. My kids enjoy looking at the art.

Thank Jeanneth82
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful place for those with a bohemian heart. Full of art in the spirit of bringing the community together.

Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you want to enjoy rumba (one of the authentic rhythms of the island) you have to visit this place. Every Sunday, from 12-4pm you will find a variety of bands and dancers performing there. People will be around trying to sell to you their...More

Thank Dalida T P
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Mog3
9 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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Yolanda D
5 January 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
26 December 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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