Street art in Habana – Cuba

In one of the last communist country on earth, symbol of the revolution, closed on itself, street art is not an artistic mean of expression we would necessarily expect to see in Cuba.

However, specifically in the street of Habana, one can see here and there street art pieces.

Of course, can be mentioned Callejon de Hamel which is one area in Habana where you can see murals by Salvador Gonzales Escalona inspired by the afro-cuban culture.

The atmosphere there could remind of these alternative areas like Christiana in Copenhagen or Gängeviertel in Hamburg; they became touristic stops where you can find shops and cafés.

But, in certain street corners of Habana, pieces of street art can also be seen. It is still in a homeopathic dosage but some artists are spreading their art like “2+2=5”, with his character wearing a balaclava.

This young generation of artists is eager to express themselves and spread their ideas into the streets of the country hoping to be actors of the so awaited changes.

A dedicated page on Cuba can be seen in the Section Carnet de Voyages Kuba

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