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Callejon de Hamel

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Experience real rumba

On Sunday at 1 p.m., there is a rumba performance with dancers and drummers. If you want to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
Beautiful Artsy Street

Lots of interesting art pieces. Some small souvenir stalls. The people were friendly and helpful. A... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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  • Average18%
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“afro cuban”(14 reviews)
“short street”(5 reviews)
“street art”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cool place to explore and see music! I loved the art made from piano parts, bathtubs, and other reclaimed materials in addition to the murals.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through Callejon de Hamel as part of our private tour. Nice little street with a couple of cafes and galleries. Met Salvador Gonzáles Escalona (photo with review). We did not find people hassling us for CD's as mentioned below. A few people asked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tabhauser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Sunday at 1 p.m., there is a rumba performance with dancers and drummers. If you want to see the real rumba, which is very coquettish, this show is it. Callejon de Hamel is a reconstruction of a tumbledown alley. One artist started to paint...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank susanaquerida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is really nothing to see. What you see in any picture is better. You fell intimidated. People come after you all the time. Avoid it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must see on Sundays for their performance of Cuban rumba and other Afro-Cuban art forms. There is so much to see by way of art and the performances were engaging. Lots of cute little shops to buy souvenirs from. There's also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hala A
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We stopped here to admire the artwork on the walls in this "alley way". There were children playing and taking pictures with us and there were a few restaurants and places to buy artwork in here as well. It is definitely worth your time to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Lots of interesting art pieces. Some small souvenir stalls. The people were friendly and helpful. A short walk through from one end to the other

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Impossible to walk around the place without the "guides" trying to sell you something .... For Cubans, Hemingway was everywhere and could not be different in this place

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jeroen46
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Callejon de Hamel is an alleyway filled with Afro-Cuban art, murals & sculptures created by the artist Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. The colorful artwork is shown on the sides of buildings, walls & throughout the alley. The art is made from bathtubs, metal, mosaic tile &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank KARS929
Reviewed 10 November 2018

So most people visit this place on Sunday when there is music and dancing and a ton of tourists. We happened upon it on a week day. WAY better if you don't like tourists. Someone will snag you to guide you through. Worth a visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Andrea T
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7 September 2018|
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Response from F2581HOguillermor | Reviewed this property |
It is an Street opened at any time but from 9 to 5 workers from Callejón helps the tourists which arrive looking for information. Every Sunday at the beginning of the afternoon 12:00 they organise activities.
14 August 2018|
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Response from Janet N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I heard Sunday was a good day too. Not sure they do it other days of the week.
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sedgwall | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it will be on the walking tour, since it's a bit out of the way. They only do their presentations on Sunday. You might see some indications of Santeria just walking around the city, though. Ask your guide.