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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.