Malecon

El Malecon, officially Avenida de Maceo, is a promenade, roadway and seawall, which stretches for 8km along the coast of Havana. It runs from the mount of Havana Harbour in Old Havana, along the north side of Habana Centro neighbourhood, ending in the Vedado neighbourhood.” 

We walked along the Malecon almost every day we were in Havana. The temperature and wind were a bit cool then, especially in the shade, but the views were beautiful and the people fascinating to watch. It goes without saying that we love being close to the ocean so this was an essential part of our days in Cuba.

We didn’t experience it ourselves while we were there but, apparently at night the locals go out to the Malecon to dance to live music under the street lights. We want to return to Cuba soon, before there are too many more changes and our Spanish is (a LOT) better, and then we will explore more of the coast and do a little more dancing 😉

part of the wall of the Malecon with a local artist's interpretation of the Cuban flag

part of the wall of the Malecon with a local artist’s interpretation of the Cuban flag

Parque de Antonio Maceo

Parque de Antonio Maceo

Statue of Lt. General José Antonio de la Caridad Maceo y Grajales, second in command of the Cuban Army of Independence

Statue of Lt. General José Antonio de la Caridad Maceo y Grajales, second in command of the Cuban Army of Independence

one of the better maintained taxis in Havana City

one of the better maintained taxis in Havana City

Habana Vieja / Old Havana

Habana Vieja / Old Havana

Habana Centro

Habana Centro

fishermen's boats anchored at the mouth of Havana Harbour

fishermen’s boats anchored at the mouth of Havana Harbour

Havana Harbour mouth

Havana Harbour mouth

a restaurant in Habana Vieja

a restaurant in Habana Vieja

our favourite Coco Taxi in Habana Centro

our favourite Coco Taxi in Habana Centro

Rufus (top), Ben, Louis & Hannah taking a stroll to Hotel Nacional de Cuba, along the Malecon

Rufus (top), Ben, Louis & Hannah taking a stroll to Hotel Nacional de Cuba, along the Malecon

The Malecon at night

The Malecon at night

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