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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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  • Lovely open space to walk, see the sun set and watch Cubans enjoys some leisure time, either fishing or socialising. Musicians wander along the Malecon offering to place for a small fee and you can bu...  more »
  • El malecon de la habana saliendo del tunel de 5ta avenida te va a ir contando la historia de la ciudad a traves de sus edificios, desde ese lugar vas a empezar un recorrido hacia atras en el tiempo q ...  more »
  • Con la de posibilidades que tiene el malecón y solo es un muro rompe olas lleno de ropa y suciedad flotando y al otro lado de la carretera, sólo hay edificios en ruinas. Menuda decepción. Los edificio...  more »
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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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