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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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  • If you don't want to walk this walk is ideal. The old town you will arrive to the hotel nacional and continue. With the rough seas can sometimes be a little damp the walk! But very impressive at sunset!.
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  • Very beautiful walk along the Malecon is a must while visiting Havana. it was closed to Vehicle traffic when we were there for a Triathlon Race  more »
  • It could be the equal of the Croisette or the promenade des Anglais. Thanks to a special economic system, it is a field of ruins by the sea. buildings in ruins, empty preserved facades by behind, sad to see such a beautiful place in this State.
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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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