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El Malecon

Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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The World’s Longest Sofa!!

I took a long walk along the Malecòn and it was wonderful. The people along the way were pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Impressive waterfront

It is a long waterfront, usually windy and definitely humid, full of life, music, walkers, dansers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea wall” (201 reviews)
“waves crashing” (61 reviews)
“locals fishing” (42 reviews)
Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took a long walk along the Malecòn and it was wonderful. The people along the way were pleasant and full of positive energy. Realizing that I was American, they were happy to point out places of interest that could be seen from our vantage...More

Thank kenzin2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a long waterfront, usually windy and definitely humid, full of life, music, walkers, dansers, fisherment. But the main characteristic is its drοwning you into history of the past two centuries.

Thank meropi2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Do the walk at Malecon. You will love it. Beautiful but be careful when you cross the road. We stayed at Vadedo so it was just 20 mins walk. Dont be surprised finding lots of used condomns around when you walk the Malecon in the...More

Thank Kaladevee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice walk along the ocean. However, there are holes big enough to swallow you. Some places are co weed in greasy slime and are very slippery. Locals seem to love it, and it’s nice when the ocean swell isn’t bursting over the sea...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice place to walk or jog by the ocean. During the afternoon/night, people go and hang out or even fish from there.

Thank klinch
Reviewed 6 days ago

The picturesque Malecón stretches from Old Havana to Miramar, providing great views of the ocean and the city's skyline. During the day there will be multiple locals fishing off the walls and you may see a few people (mostly foreigners) running along the path. It's...More

Thank Austin V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the waves crash as the sun sets with a beer, this is what holidays are made for! I love Havana

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Havana's "boardwalk" (seems every Cuban city along the sea has one), and it's a great way to spend some time outdoors. There are nice photo ops, and there is a good view of El Morro on the other side.

Thank MessaM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The famed Malecon is not quite what it once was. In fact, many of the splendid buildings are crumbling, literally. We saw few people walking along for the pleasure of being there, despite good weather. It still has promise of being wonderful again, but much...More

Thank Anne-and-Bill-2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Malecon is a place where I could walk every night. We slept in Vedado and walked along the Malecon to the old town ( La Habana Vieja) . it's a vibrant place where the locals come together in the evening to talk, listen to...More

Thank nancyriga
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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.