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El Malecon

Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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MUST visit spot at Sunset!!!

Excellent photos at this beautiful place!!! You must go at sunset to get the best views of the sun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ace C
Barcelona, Spain

I think that every time I went down El Malecon it seemed to be raining, which was no barrier to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“sea wall” (195 reviews)
“waves crashing” (59 reviews)
“locals fishing” (41 reviews)
Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent photos at this beautiful place!!! You must go at sunset to get the best views of the sun hitting El Morro (castle in front)

Thank Ace C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think that every time I went down El Malecon it seemed to be raining, which was no barrier to enjoying a world icon. It's a long stretch of waterfront promenade with wide pavements and a sea wall for sitting on or fishing off. It...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most anywhere you travel across Havana, you’ll drive along the Malecon. Not much to do here except to stroll and look out on the ocean, but it’s a favorite for local Cubans to hang out.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is about a mile long stretch along the water. It's a beautiful for a walk or to see the scenery. We went up and down this area in the hop on bus and with our tour guide the next day.

Thank Freckles2212
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Malecon is very attractive especially at sunset time when the colours are magnificent. Anyway, a lot of buildings in the area need to be restored.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely walk along the malecón at sunset. We strolled and sat for what felt like forever. Keep your eyes up to dodge the flying fishing rods, and eavesdrop on the musicians improvising songs for gringos. A must do in Havana at least one evening.

Thank virginrafter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives the best view of El Morro from Old Havana side. It's nice to stroll along the water and enjoy the view.

Thank yumm2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice long walk along the ocean front. Great views of the sunset. However, the diesel fumes are troublesome and nauseating.

Thank MooresRoad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traffic was blocked, still, along parts of the Malecon ... the Hurricane certainly did some damage, especially to buildings on the waterfront. A few "blow holes" in the footpath (sidewalk to North Americans), otherwise you can still experience a good drive or walk here ...

Thank gro05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the city from the Malecon. There are quite a few wifi zones given so many people are sitting there and looking at their phones.

Thank S R
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14 October 2016|
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Response from dmrbay | Reviewed this property |
To save money to give food to the Cubans, and to fight the embargo imposed by the imperialist countries like the USA and Britain
Olivia K
25 January 2016|
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Response from Luis13yF | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! I just came back from Habana. I stayed in my former home 500 m from the Malecón. When floods like that happen it always take not more than 16 hours to recede. Floods as that are one or 2 times per year at most.
Faranak S
14 October 2015|
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Response from Suzanne7Losangeles | Reviewed this property |
I would go to and from or vice versa the Hotel Nacional toward the fort. One to one and a half hours round trip with a couple of cafes along the way. Lovely and interesting.