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Get Inspired and Walk Along El Malecón In Havana.

March 13, 2011
Young Men Strutting Their Stuff Along The Malecón

Anything is possible in Havana.”  Take a walk along El Malecón and you’ll find yourself agreeing with British novelist Graham Greene.

El Malecón is an 8 KM esplanade, roadway and seawall that runs along Havana’s coastline, stretching from Vedado, to Centro Habana, to Habana Veija.

Havana's Cityscape

Walking hand-in-hand to take in the colonial architecture while watching the sunset over the Atlantic is said to be one of the most romantic things you can do in the city.  The crashing waves, warm breeze and sea spray have been said to inspire poets.

The Malecón is not just for tourists, it’s also favored by locals. You’ll see them taking a quick swim along the rocky shores, fishing for dinner and hanging out with their friends. You’ll even spy many couples locked in a passionate embrace.  The Malecón also home to car races, concerts and other events.

If you can’t manage to walk the entire length, take a horse-drawn carriage ride or small motorcycle taxi.

Love Can Be Found Along The Malecón

A Brave Soul Attempting to Swim The Rocky Landscape

Views That Inspire Poets

Young Men Strutting Their Stuff Along The Malecón

The Malecón And The Fair Atlantic Ocean

Havana Harbor

A Young Man Deep In Thought

Best of all, it’s free. So if you’re looking for something to do while you’re in Havana, walking along El Malecón is a great way to see the city, experience local culture and enjoy life.

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  • Reply Shane July 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Love the shots of El Malecón! Such a great reminder of my time in Cuba a few years ago. Spent most of the time in Varadero…but, did manage to take a day trip to Havana! Only regret is that I didn’t spend a cpl of days there! Such an amazing/colourful city! 🙂

    • Reply Cheryl Howard July 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      Shane – Thank you. Cuba is an amazing place to visit. Hope you can make it back and spend even longer in Havana someday. 😀

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