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El Malecon, Havana

3.9
#3 of 73 in Historic Sites in Cuba
Historic Walking Area Landmark
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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  • I didn't much, it was only a walk, but the sunset that we had was spectacular! It is a place which must go afternoon or evening because the heat is tremendous and the Sun is not mention!
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  • A place to see a sunset and hangout with friends without expending money. Lot of little restaurants/paladares on "calle 1" where you can seat and enjoy the "malecon" which is a watter front sidewalk.  more »
  • Picture perfect sunset. In the evening there are always a lot of people hanging around. The Malecon is very long, and as you walk it you will see diff statues and land marks etc. it's really hot in th...  more »
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  • The place to be.
  • A meeting place for the residents of Havana, a great point of shooting, especially at sunset.
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