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Malecón

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Havana, Cuba.

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You cannot go to Havana without going to the Malecon - the famous seawall that is probably the most iconic image of Cuba. The Malecon is the place we go to romance our girlfriends, to hang out with friends, to play music, to fish, to relax, to dream, to make offerings to the orishas (the deities of Santeria, the Afro-Cuban religion), to look out into the sea and imagine what it would be like to live in America….

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The Malecón de La Habana

The Malecón de La Habana is both a road and a sea wall running eight kilometres along Havana's coast between the river mouth in Havana Harbour and Vadado. Along the road are monuments to General Maximo Gomez, Generl Calixto Garcia and Antonio Maceo, as well as some notable buildings.

There are hundreds of memorable photos from this stretch of road, showing the old, yet colourful buildings on one side of the road and the open sea on the other – Wim Wenders has taken some crakers.

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