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. Use our Havana planner to add El Malecon and other attractions to your Havana vacation plans.
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  • Worth knowing El Malecon, with very beautiful landscapes. I nominate go in August where the Carnival in this Avenue in the whole month.
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  • I wanted to see Cuba before developers come. It's currently in a crumbling state and needs so much work - and money.  more »
  • Old famous Promenade. It is called the longest bench without the Malecón no Havana. Must-take, listen to the sound of the sea, view to the fishermen ...
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