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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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  • The visit to the Malecon in the late afternoon is unmissable as it allows to watch a series of spontaneous cultural atuacoes of the population as well as the view. Scoured the Malecon in full, what is not necessary, but it was worth it
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  • This same Seawall! One of the pivot locations of Havana! A place where young people strolling couples, the fishermen catch the fish, there are various events including a Carnival, this is the place where you want to visit!
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  • Unique exceptional experience you have to have, especially at night. At night crows line the wall with music, vendors, dancing and laughter. It's a place you will never forget. 
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  • A very long promenade. The postcard of Cuba cannot be separated from the Malecon. From our Hotel we route all in the car to go to the fortress used to defend Havana against attacks coming from the sea. It took almost 20 minutes. You see on one side the sea and the other all over Havana. It is not very crowded by tourists but just this makes it characteristic of Cuban life: is the emblem of the ancient history of cuba. Definitely a good walk by day would be to do, maybe at night is not recommended because it fills with locals just recommended even if the night lights of Cuba make it magnificent.
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  • How I remember... nice
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