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Callejon de Hamel, Havana

3.5
#5 of 12 in Neighborhoods in Cuba
Neighborhood Landmark
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Callejon de Hamel, an alley district filled with colorful murals, Santeria shrines, and energetic rumba music. Exploring the callejon, you can observe the unique Afro-Caribbean religion that grew out of Cuba's slave trade. Purchase quirky souvenirs at the small arts and crafts shops, or observe the Santeria priests perform their animated rituals. Admire the vivacious murals and art pieces that grace the street walls, mingle with the locals, and take in the spirit of the vibrant district. Make Callejon de Hamel a part of your Havana vacation plans using our Havana itinerary planner.
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  • 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 colou...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • This was a beautiful place for those with a bohemian heart. Full of art in the spirit of bringing the community together.  more »
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  • RIP OFF ....art and drinks is fine. DONT EAT THERE ...TOO MANY CUCs we spent 68 cuc for 3 ppl ....you can eat around 20 cuc for 3ppl and drinks around that corner and food waaaaaay better !!!!
  • Very Interesting project, beautiful modern art pieces and murales. You can buy the CD of music they play there on sunday.
  • I recommend the Bilongo ! Fantastic Drink !
  • Lots of art. Much history. People are very friendly and love to chat
  • Art on building facades is just spectacular.

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