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El Malecon, Havana

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Historic Walking Area
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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TripAdvisor
  • The malecón is a place where local get together after dark ... is crowded with local people I recommend you go before sun set and between Hotel Nacional to old Habana is the best part to walk You can ...  more »
  • This is an special place you have to visit. There is great life night and all couples come here to full inlove  more »
  • The Malecon is an ico.n, a great gathering place for Havana. Unlike other big (dare I say, capitalist) cities, the access to the straights and views are not hindered by big hotels grabbing the best sp...  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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