Fuster began transforming Jaimanitas, a community on the northwestern side of Havana, over thirty years ago when he moved to the run-down neighborhood and set up his studio.
As Fuster’s work became world-famous, he decided it was time to give back to his community. Fuster followed his dreams by creating “Fusterlandia“, a living, growing community art museum that began from his studio and has spread out around the entire neighborhood.
You will visit Fuster’s home, a surreal building at the heart of the district, where you may be able to meet with the artist himself and visit his workshop. Besides, you will return towards Havana Vieja to stop at the fascinating Callejon de Hamel. This small alleyway in Cayo Hueso, Central Havana, is a community project which acts as a platform for Afro-Cuban culture and Santeria rituals, evocative murals line the walls. There are a number of small galleries, and local musicians regularly bring the street to life with singing and dancing, especially on Sundays.