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Callejon de Hamel in Havana, Cuba

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Distance from city center: 0.9mi
evike14's pictureby evike14 Family & Fun travel tip
added on the 9th of September, 2010
To really experience the Afro-Cuban culture, visiting the small side street called Callejon de Hamel is a must for everyone. It is amazing. The street is named after a rich Spanish trader, Fernando Hamel who provided everything for this district.

The small street is decorated with colorful paintings of Afro-Cuban deities and every Sunday dance and other shows are held on the street, representing rituals in which the Santeria Gods, the Orishas were summoned. It is a cultural jewel, though slowly becoming a tourist hub! Still it's really worth a visit, very beautiful.

Callejon de Hamel, Havana, Cuba

Free admission

Opening Hours:
Shows on Sundays between 11 am – 15 pm

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