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 part of your personalized Havana itinerary using our Havana visit planner.
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  • I loved how creative the alley way was constructed to highlight the expressions of local artists through art, music, and dance. You must arrive early on Sunday because this is a popular location to.....  more »
  • Sunday afternoons are exceptionally interesting in this narrow passage, with fantastic musicians and dancers doing traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms. Bring enough cash to buy a CD and a beer or two for.....  more »

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