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Malecon featuring night scenes

Spend a day exploring this buzzing boulevard, stopping at attractions along the way. Enjoy afternoon views of the harbor before mixing with the nighttime revelers.

Malecón is a scenic 5-mile (8-kilometer) boulevard that flanks the northern coastline of Havana. Running through the Old Havana, Chinatown and Vedado districts, this iconic coastal promenade is surrounded by some of Cuba’s most historic and fascinating sites. Watch fishermen casting their nets and awaiting their catch on the edge of the esplanade.

Sit on the wall separating land from sea and watch people go by. Go jogging at sunrise before the heat of the day. Enjoy the view of the water and waves lapping against the protective wall. As the afternoon approaches, so does the rush of antique cars that take you back to a bygone era.

Get a sense of the local history as you inspect the various monuments on this long esplanade, construction of which began in 1901 when Cuba was under temporary U.S. sovereignty. See the poignant Monument to the Victims of the USS Maine, which pays tribute to American sailors killed by an onboard explosion.

Among the highlights of the boardwalk is the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a 16th-century fortress with cannons and mortars. Embark on a guided tour for a comprehensive history and visit the Navigation Museum, which is full of marine trinkets and historical context.

Visit the nearby San Salvador de la Punta Fortress and relax in its park, which contains larges squares of red tiles from the Spanish San Antonio ship. These fine examples of Spanish wealth and splendor are a stark contrast to the many crumbling buildings that line the road.

Stay on the esplanade into the evening to experience the lively social mood among locals and fellow vacationers. Enjoy cocktails and hot beverages from the cafés and bars along the strip. Note that prostitutes are known to work in certain parts of the boulevard.

The Malecón stretches across a large stretch of Havana’s northern coast, from the Vedado neighborhood to Havana Harbor. Ride a bus to one of the nearby stops, such as the Neptuno y Marquez Gonzalez station. Visit landmarks parallel to the esplanade, including the Galeria Galiano, the Museum of the Revolution and the National Theater of Guinol.

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Hotel Boutique Hany
Hotel Boutique Hany
3 out of 5
Galiano 309/ Neptuno y San Miguel, Havana, Havana
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The price is CA $37 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Centro Havana, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Great Theatre of Havana and Malecón. Revolution Museum and Havana Cathedral are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Also die Unterkunft bei Hanny war echt gut, super gutes Frühstück und fantastischer service, sie hat einen immer voll gut beraten bei Unternehmungen oder über Generelles, was man beachten sollte. Die Zimmer waren top, hat auch alles funktioniert, kein Lärm zur von der Straße und die Lage is göttlich! ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020

Hotel Boutique Hany
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
4 out of 5
Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza, Havana
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Located in El Vedado, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Malecón and University of Havana. Great Theatre of Havana and Revolution Museum are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (1,129 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful hotel with original historic features and gardens, overlooking the sea."

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2020

Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Aparthotel Casa Particular Malecon
Aparthotel Casa Particular Malecon
3 out of 5
155 Marina Entre Calle 25 Y Principe, Havana, Havana
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Located in Centro Havana, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monument to the Victims of the USS Maine and Malecón. Havana Cathedral and Plaza Vieja ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Worn out flat in an old building
"Our appartment was four floors up. There were two persons waiting for us so it was easy to find the right place. The staircase was a little bit frightning. The building is really old and as many other buildings in Havanna, the electricity systems and the lift were indescribable. The apartment was ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020

Aparthotel Casa Particular Malecon
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Hotel Boutique Hany
Hotel Boutique Hany
3 out of 5
Galiano 309/ Neptuno y San Miguel, Havana, Havana
The price is CA $37 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Hotel Boutique Hany
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
4 out of 5
Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza, Havana
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Aparthotel Casa Particular Malecon
Aparthotel Casa Particular Malecon
3 out of 5
155 Marina Entre Calle 25 Y Principe, Havana, Havana
Aparthotel Casa Particular Malecon
House in front of the sea
House in front of the sea
3 out of 5
Calle Marina número 111 apto 2-a, Entre Príncipe y Vapor Centro Habana, Havana, Centro Habana
The price is CA $29 per night from May 7 to May 8
House in front of the sea
Apartamento 23 y Malecon
Apartamento 23 y Malecon
3 out of 5
Marina 269 E/ 23 y Humboldt, 3er Piso Apto 10, Havana, Havana
Apartamento 23 y Malecon
Malecon De La Habana
Malecon De La Habana
2.5 out of 5
Humbolt # 7 ESQ Malecon, Havana, Havana
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Sakura
Sakura
2 out of 5
Calle 25 #13 / Malecon & Hospital, Vedado, Havana, Havana
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Carreño Apartment
Carreño Apartment
2.5 out of 5
Humboldt No.255 y Malecon, Edificio Carreño, Apartamento 711, Havana, Havana
The price is CA $66 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
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Hotel Vedado
Hotel Vedado
2.5 out of 5
Calle O e/ 23 y 25, Havana, Havana
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