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Callejon de Hamel

| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba
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Interesting but not very big

When we took a car tour our driver took us here. We ere given a short tour then wanted to sell us... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melinda H
Safety Harbor, Florida

I was very disappointed. The alley is cramped and short, and we were accosted by people hustling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jon m
Tampa, Florida
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“afro cuban” (11 reviews)
“short street” (4 reviews)
“street art” (9 reviews)
| Between Calles Espada and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we took a car tour our driver took us here. We ere given a short tour then wanted to sell us his music C.D. We just gave him a tip instead. There was a lot of people there and most were asking for money....More

Thank Melinda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed. The alley is cramped and short, and we were accosted by people hustling us for donations or to come into one specific room or another, and it was just too aggressive, unusually so compared to the experience everywhere else in Havana....More

Thank jon m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of this attraction is the music and art. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and the music was really mesmerizing and unique. The art (take a seat in a painted bathtub bench) was cool and great for photo ops. However, drinks are...More

Thank jvr322016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a very rainy Sunday I trecked out to this interesting street in Havana, now quite a tourist trap, endless "guides". Nevertheless it was a worthwhile stop. The street is crammed with paintings, sculptures of Salvador Gonzalez. It is also an intodrudtion to the Santeria...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, its a cute place, with some neat art work. However, it is very small and there really isn't much to do there. If you are already in the area, then yes, I would recommend a quick swing through. Otherwise, don't bother! You won't be...More

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday when the place really comes alive to the full with music, dance and entertainment. There were many locals enjoying the atmosphere, drinking and dancing and the environment was very friendly. One of our top experiences in Cuba.

Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is recommended on so many listings of things to see and do in Havana, but it became clear almost immediately that this is a major tourist trap. The art on the walls is beautiful, but we expected it to be larger with more things...More

1  Thank LeSuriel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about this place before we went to Havana and wanted to go. It wasn't that far from our hotel so we walked there on a very hot day. It wasn't too busy when we went but can imagine it can get very...More

Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped after a rain storm and we're the only ones there. A nice guide took us through and pointed several pieces out to us (for a tip). They have a few shops plus a bar. Might be worth a stop.

Thank Vamos5_Trip
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We wanted to go check out this street we had heard so much about, so we took a cab there. Before we even stepped foot on the street, two people greeted us at the front -- he then proceeded to guide us through the street...More

Thank granviajerodelmundo
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10 April 2017|
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
Location: The Alley is located in Havana's Harlem, Centro Habana, and is half a block off San Lázaro St. between Aramburo and Hospital streets. San Lázaro St. runs parallel to the Malecón sea-side boulevard between the... More
Yolanda D
5 January 2017|
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Response from s_lovisetto | Reviewed this property |
On sunday on the afternoon, there is some activities during the week but only when come a group of tourist. On the morning only you can visit and drink on the bar
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27 December 2016|
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Response from ElisabethOnMaui | Reviewed this property |
Music and dance are only happening on Sundays. Noon to about 3pm or 4pm. Sorry!