ARTECORTE

Visit a city street overtaken by odes to a community icon, Papito Valladares, who’s barbershop has gained international notoriety.

Entrance to Artecorte

Gilberto Valladares, or “Papito”, is an artistic icon in the Cuban community. Thanks to a community project highlighting Cuba’s history with hair, his salon turned into a museum with countless cutting relics. Considered Havana’s best barber, Papito still cuts hair in a 100-year-old salon chair – and gained extra attention when then-President Obama met him to highlight Cuba’s culture.

We’ll visit the barbershop that’s taken the surrounding street from average to incredible in a few short years.

This activity is available on our Undiscovered Cuba TourLegendary Cuba Tour or can be integrated into a custom-made itinerary

Artecorte Alley with shops and vendors