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El Malecon

Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Lively night life

Enjoyable walk down the Malecon on a Friday/ Saturday night. Couples/ friends playing music and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Windy but great Views !

Heading out of the Old Havana towards the sea, you come face to the sea walls. This goes on for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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“sea wall” (193 reviews)
“waves crashing” (59 reviews)
“locals fishing” (39 reviews)
Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyable walk down the Malecon on a Friday/ Saturday night. Couples/ friends playing music and drinking rum. Then the occasional person taking a nap, and many fishermen. More suitable for a walk getting somewhere, or a place to relax before/ after dinner rather than making...More

Thank ShalnadaTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Heading out of the Old Havana towards the sea, you come face to the sea walls. This goes on for quite a distance with great views of buildings. The day we visited was a rather wet and windy one so we didn't walk too far,...More

Thank Absfab
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a place you definetly shouldn't miss of Havana!! I loved the fact that everyone gathers there at night. There's always music and A Lot of people there, people even dance. There's always a great environment. You could talk to people from everywhere there

Thank Lily O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked along the Malecon and the waves were quite high, so in places they were crashing over the sea wall. Anyone who was walking along there was getting splashed, so if the floor is wet the next wave might get you! It was fun...More

Thank Kath00000007
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place to take a walk and view all the buildings along the wall. The National Hotel, the embassy’s, the old el Morro fortress and the locals fishing. Be careful as you may get wet as the waves come over the wall. The...More

Thank duayna p
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is also interesting to see the different people gather along the Malecon at sunset but I preferred it in daylight and felt safer then.

1  Thank annesophie001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a sidewalk along the sea, really nothing special on it, the sea by one side and historical buildings on the other side.

Thank Emerson K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the time we walked along the Malecon was when the weather was rather harsh. Strong winds and spray. We did have several conversations with cubanos walking along. The view is awesome. Irma did do some damage due to waves.

Thank Mike_Mc575
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Malecon is lovely. Great views to see shadowed by old crumbling beautiful buildings. For lovers. Fisherman. Friends. Artists. An institution in Havana.

Thank makeupmod
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real experience to walk the Malecon where no one hastle you but people are open and friendly and delighted that you have chosen to visit their town and country. Lovely old buildings to see and points of interest from statues celebrating Cuba’s History to...More

1  Thank phillipsmaggie
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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.