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Address: | Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba

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I walked into this street by complete chance and i found a jewel in the middle of the city. It is so original and different. Ive never seen anything like it. Visit time is short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diannaa R
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Ellenwood, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This "alley " has evolved from a somewhat destitute area to an example of what happens when art, intent, hard work and self-determination is used to educate, stimulate and inspire the human spirit in once disenfranchised people. The art is amazing, the innovation remarkable and the accomplishment marvelous. It is customary to bring school supplies, batteries, thumb drives, etc. Dono... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of 14 enjoyed our visit to Callejon de Hamel. Visitors are given an orientation to the paintings in a very small room (claustrophobes be aware). Murals and sculptures abound along the walkway. We were treated to a drumming/dance performance that was enjoyable, participatory and informative regarding various AfroCuban deities and their symbolism. Highly recommend a visit and also... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is not easy to find & when we got there about 1pm it was so crowded that you couldn't see the " wall art " or the performers and after about five minutes being pushed all over the place we left . Don't believe the guide book hype .

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Thank Wade H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked into this street by complete chance and i found a jewel in the middle of the city. It is so original and different. Ive never seen anything like it. Visit time is short so try to take a quick visit

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Pinar del Rio
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an Afro-Cuban culture street with lots of arts based on old domestic objects, paints and lots of Rumba.

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Thank Alfredo A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an entire alley of Afro-Cuban art and poetry, with a few cafes, restaurants, and art galleries for you to visit while you're there. Extremely unique, and absolutely stunning. Perfect for anyone interested in learning and seeing more about Cuban art and history.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there mid morning so not much going on. But I understand that the place comes to life in the afternoon. On Sundays, there is crazy music and dancing on the little road. Keep you personal items safe!!!

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't get the chance to go on a Sunday, which I heard is the best time. The art that I did see was very nice. It is just an alley with vendors. A bit disappointing.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lively alleyway to see Afro Cuban art...learned about Santeria...this is part of the Cuban experience...having a tour guide is beneficial..visiting so many venues is very valuable in a visit.

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Thank hcohn31
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice for a stroll past to admire the art. This entire area used to be filled with drugs, prostitution, etc (not anymore) but Salvador backed by members of the community allowed him to paint the murals you see on Callejon de Hamel . This helped turn the community around He lives in his home which is the bar people frequent.... More 

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