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Concordia No. 760
La Habana, Cuba
Callejón de Hamel is a small lane at the other side of Ana's block which can be seen from the dining room window. Local Artist Salvador González has transformed it into a vivid place of consecration to the Santería religion with his mysterious murals, which reach up to the third floor of the buildings.
Santería means "rule of the saints" and is a mixture of Catholic and African belief, shaped by the slaves and their descendants. Common symbols are images of resurrected St. Lazarus, eyes to protects against evil spirits as well as cocks and their blood.
Callejón de Hamel thus becomes a center of spiritual entertainment, where every Sunday at noon the drums begin to speak and African Cubans, unleashed and accompanied by religious chants, dance their rumba.
Callejón de Hamel - within view of Ana's house (Info)
The Malecón - Havana's balcony on the sea (Info)
It is one of the most recent and modern among the innumerable museums if the city and displays the cultivation of sugarcane, work and life on the plantations and the secrets of rum production form the time of Columbus up to our days. Upon entering the exhibition through a huge barrel, you will be introduced to the show with a short movie in English language. The highlight of the show is a scale model of a 1930 sugar factory. Press a button and the freight trains will steam away, and in the furnace glows an imaginary fire. The tour ends with a sample of Havana Club rum in the historical museum bar.
La Habana Vieja, Avenida del Puerto 162,
between Muralla and Sol streets.
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
admission 7 CUC including guide in English.
Rum Museum "Museo del ron Havana Club" (Info)
Ana Miriam Ramirez • Concordia No. 760 • e/ Aramburu y Hospital • Ciudad de La Habana • Cuba
Teléfono: +53 (7) 870-7181 • eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org