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El Malecon, Havana

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Take a long walk along El Malecon to appreciate the cultural quirks of everyday life in Cuba's capital city. Spanning 8 km (5 mi) and connecting the city center with the harbor, the esplanade supports countless cafes, bars, and restaurants, which brim with energy day and night. Observe citizens going about their daily business, from fishermen and street vendors to businesspeople. As you walk, keep an eye out for surging waves, which can sometimes break across the shorefront barriers and leave people soaked. Put El Malecon on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana trip itinerary maker.
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  • In the evening, when the sun is setting, the Malecón really come to life. Lots of Cubans dance, sing, or have some drinks here.  more »
  • Looking at the people dancing and singing, was a great moment . Mostly locals gather around to chat and have a great time  more »
  • Walking along the malecon is a pleasant experience. Always full of tourists, people running and night lovers and young people enjoying the view. It does lack a little give lighting but in general is very nice.
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  • A meeting place for the residents of Havana, a great point of shooting, especially at sunset.
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