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El Malecon

Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
005352823586
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The main drag

This is the very wide avenue that runs along the water. If you’re coming from a cruise ship... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pamela C
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Historic landmark that will capitivate you

So a wall on a beach seems to be over hyped, but take a few minutes to walk along the wall, watch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DiscoverCuba
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Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea wall” (219 reviews)
“waves crashing” (69 reviews)
“sea breeze” (33 reviews)
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Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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005352823586
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"sea wall"
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"waves crashing"
in 69 reviews
"sea breeze"
in 33 reviews
"nice walk"
in 94 reviews
"playing music"
in 47 reviews
"sea front"
in 44 reviews
"hanging out"
in 32 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 38 reviews
"old havana"
in 210 reviews
"old cars"
in 125 reviews
"locals and tourists"
in 37 reviews
"people watch"
in 60 reviews
"bottle of rum"
in 33 reviews
"classic cars"
in 39 reviews
"fishing"
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"stroll"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the very wide avenue that runs along the water. If you’re coming from a cruise ship, you’re right there. Straight ahead is San Francisco Square. To the left are the artisan markets, if you walk down several blocks. It’s paintings, carvings, clothing, jewelry,...More

Thank Pamela C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So a wall on a beach seems to be over hyped, but take a few minutes to walk along the wall, watch the waves, listen to the rhytmic crashing of the water, smell the salty sea air, enjoy the coolness of the breeze and you...More

Thank DiscoverCuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is worth rising early to stroll the Malecon just as the earth spins into sight of the sun. It is quieter than most other seaside city boulevards at this hour and one encounters only a few strollers or perhaps a silent fisher. Sunday afternoons...More

Thank LeGrace B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Experience this ride in a classic vehicle. The shoreline is beautiful and also the views of the city. It is a must do in Havana.

Thank VaRoyalOne
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss an afternoon walk, enjoying the view, the people, walking the length on the malecon, and enjoy the unique colors in the sky at the time of the sunset. My tip: Enjoy a good cigar while there ;)

Thank John L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to see. It is like 7 miles of sea wall. It is hot and somewhat desolate. There is no trees (not even Palm trees) or any kind of shade. On the water side it is rocky and in some places the water is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Didn’t stop to hang out but I noticed a lot of food places getting ready for the night crowd. Beautiful road to travel along.

Thank noswim
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This stretch of coast is beautiful to walk down especially at night. This was close to my accommodation and I loved coming out around sunset and watching the sea, listening to people playing beautiful Cuban music and striking up conversations with Cubans. It’s a place...More

Thank Tols1
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don’t skip this. The flavor is in the locals that are fishing and hanging out. It’s a lovely stroll . At 9pm they fire the cannons from the old fort.

Thank spiritleadme
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked with my wife from Hotel Cohiba in Havana - to El Capitolio in Old Havana. I would not recommend such a long walk about 4 miles but we took our time. Lots of old structures and classic cars along the route.

Thank Torres8174
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Sharon K
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Julia O | Reviewed this property |
We were at the far end, at the Havana Club, which has good food & drinks but emphasis on show & music. We drove about 7 miles on the road & didn’t stop otherwise...
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Jep L
March 23, 2018|
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Response from djackley | Reviewed this property |
Very historic. Mostly a walk along the water front. Frequented by Cubans for years.
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October 14, 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
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