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Address: Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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My friends and I stayed in a suppah nice apartment in Malecon. Malecon was a nice area just to unplugged, to breath, nice place to walk around and enjoy Cuba's magical streets... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
jonnierjaramillo
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friends and I stayed in a suppah nice apartment in Malecon. Malecon was a nice area just to unplugged, to breath, nice place to walk around and enjoy Cuba's magical streets .Beautiful architecture and awesome view of the ocean.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see location when you visit Havana. Walk along it and you can see fishermen, waves breaking over the sea-wall (yes!) and pelicans diving for food. There aren't any places for tourists to stop so prepare for a long walk. Or take a ride in one of the many classic cars - good value if you share.

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Malecon and often find myself there at sunset and even early afternoons season weather pending. This is the place to people watch and get a chance to vibe with the locals. Bring some Havana Club and have a great time.

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Progreso, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By foot or car, I've now been down the Malecon's entire length. Best areas are the two ends; lots of boring stuff in the middle. Just one thing: be EXTREMELY CAREFUL should you try to cross the street! It's very wide, there are very few places with any sort of safety island, traffic moves fast, don't assume every car has... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't believe what you read in the guides. Yes the Malecon is iconic and somewhat a must see, but do it over a car ride. In the evening to get the best view. Other than that, the Malecon coming alive at night is a total hoax. Sure the young Cubans come to hang out, but that's all.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Day one we walked along the Malecon, to the fortress, and then into Havana Vieja. So many vintage cars, a few musicians at that time of the day and a great way to start walking this part of the city.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hired a 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible with a driver to take us around . . . this drive at sunset was breathtaking. It's a great place to walk, be careful if the tide is in as the waves do come over the wall. We got splashed just driving by, saw a group drenched.

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Pittsburgh
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We strolled the entire length of the Malecon.......the people, the cars from the 40' and 50's........you will just fall in love with Havana

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While it is an impressive shore line, I am not sure what the big deal is about the Malecon. So many people said to walk it. Um...ok. But when I drove past it, I saw....it. The cement wall had quite a number of people sitting on it just before sunset and I saw one sax player. *I* just didn't feel... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was great to see everyone at the street be in friendly and talking everyone, is´t safe and beautiful enjoy with the cuban people

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