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Callejon de Hamel, Havana

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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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  • paseo obligado para disfrutar arte plástico afro-cubano. y Tomar negroni una bebida ,fresca y deliciosa 
  • Lugar pintoresco que refleja la decadencia de la sociedad mezclada con la cultura africana y el arte experimental. Como proyecto, tiene su reconocimiento pero es algo incómodo de visitar, fundamentalm...  more »
  • Still can't figure out what is going on there. It's short - just a block long - but filled to the brim with oddball people and art. Just go, walk through, and then ask youself "What was that all about...  more »
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  • Folks standing six deep to catch the dancing. Worth going to. Sunday after 12 noon.
  • Good artistic place to take pictures.
  • Happy to see young men playing soccer, great speed and style. You are invited to come in and play.
  • An colourful place to visit, especially packed Sunday afternoon.
  • Great place for Afro-Cuban art and culture