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Callejon de Hamel, Havana
(3.6/5 based on 600+ 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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  • Surreal neighborhood or grandiose frescoes covered walls of lousy buildings. This is a gallery of abstract, Cubist, and especially afro art in the open air with a profusion of colours, smells and characters too colourful. But it's not just paintings but also sculptures made with recycled objects. bicycles, bathtubs etc... To decrypt and see.
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  • Many murals of Cuban artists, lots of good music. We stopped at the bar, drinking the local cocktail El Negron, much tastier than some mojitos. Only flaw seems smaller than I expected, much to dwell on some details, like the mural dedicated to the "Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. If you are in Havana, a turn is required and if you are lucky, you will participate at a party where you can dance-
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  • It is a small alley where carry tourists to see something different, but not really more than three settlements with paintings in the streets and some sculpture and little else. Rather it is for something local. It is strolling through the city led by one of the local gineteros and let yourself go...
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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