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Callejon de Hamel, Havana

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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 Callejon is the kind of artistic walk one might find in downtown LA or an arty part of New York. It is a passage with an African theme, celebrating the (considerable) African heritage of Cuba with...  read more »
  • The alley itself, is very interesting and original, painted walls, sculptures and small workshop of the artist I liked. If you enter someone comes running to become a guide and sell you a CD, hence you 4 things, in Exchange for a drink that costs 5 pesos! You do not take nothing in the alley because it's SO EXPENSIVE!
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  • Go on Sundays to Callejon den Hammel to experience some great afro Cuban culture. Depending on what time of the year you go, it could be crazy hot. But the vibe might make you forget about the heat :) 
  • Folks standing six deep to catch the dancing. Worth going to. Sunday after 12 noon.
  • Happy to see young men playing soccer, great speed and style. You are invited to come in and play.
  • Great place for Afro-Cuban art and culture
  • An colourful place to visit, especially packed Sunday afternoon.
  • A very colourful and unique street in Havana. Come on Sundays between 12-3 pm for a great display of Afro-Cuban music and dance.
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