Paseo del Prado, Havana

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Stroll down Paseo del Prado, one of Havana's main avenues. Constructed in the 1770s, the boulevard was designed by French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier. Take a walk along the tree-lined avenue to see notable city buildings, including the vibrant Hotel Sevilla. European-style mansions fringe the boulevard, reminiscent of Barcelona's La Rambla. Relax on one of the marble benches to cool off and rest, take in the lively atmosphere, and people watch. Put Paseo del Prado into our Havana trip planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I walked up and down the Paseo many times going to meetings and then back to my lodgings. It's away from the tourist bustle but gives you a view of some of those hotels at one end but many residential...  more »
  • The walk takes you past hotels, new hotels, a boulevard with classic cars on both sides, dilapidated buildings, and other forms of transportation, plus the middle of the shaded boulevard is an art mar...  more »
  • WAO or will that say about this majestic simply beautiful place I love to walk along paseo del prado is how magical.
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  • I was told to be careful on the Prado because of crime, but I didn't see a single sign of that. I saw kids walking with their parents kicking soccer balls as they walked. There were people strolling at dusk. You could watch all of the old cars go by and hear the music coming from the open windows of the houses along the street. I loved it and could have sat there for hours.
  • Good place , promenade with its old town spirit .
  • A pleasant walk, with many trees where you can enjoy the shade and the fresh produce when it is very hot and the Sun is strong. A place where children play and people to sell things, also saw some santeras. It walked all and reach the waterfront. The Lions are very beautiful sculptures.
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  • Majestic and beautiful forms one of the largest of the Central Havana, with marble floors and terrace banks of the same material full of old trees goes from almost the malecón to the corner of central park its route is genuine is also famous bronzes sculptures meadow Lions
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  • A beautiful place that is lack of maintenance, but it is required to visit Havana and walk by the
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Old Havana remains the most popular neighborhood to stay in Cuba's capital. Here you'll find all manner of accommodations, from budget guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. Some of the back streets in the old town can be quite rough, so visitors with children might want to steer clear of the area. Providing a quieter, more residential alternative, the western suburb of El Vedado exudes a relaxed atmosphere and serves as the perfect spot for a family vacation. If you're after better beach access, look farther west to the upper-class district of Miramar.
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