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  • Landscapes: Malecon Avenue

    Malecon Avenue

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address: Malecon Avenue, Havana City
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  • Description

    The Malecón is the largest bench in the world and also one of the most popular sites of Havana. The first project for the construction of this magnificent seawall dates back to the beginning of the 19th Century. The wall borders 7 Km of the northern coastline of the city, from the entrance to the bay (Castillo de La Punta) all the way to La Chorrera fort at the entrance to the Almendares River.

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  • Airports next to Malecon Avenue
  • Havana Airport

    José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), sometimes known by its former name Rancho-Boyeros Airport, is located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, and Aero Caribbean, and former Latin American hub for Aeroflot Soviet Airlines.[2] It is Cuba's main international and domestic gateway, and serves several million passengers each year. The airport lies in the municipality of Boyeros and connects Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe, and one destination in Africa. It is named in memory of patriot and poet José Martí. In the 1960s the airport was bombed by B-26 aircraft from Brigade 2506, a CIA-sponsored group of Cuban exiles attempting to liberate Cuba from Fidel Castro. Cubans are not allowed to own aircraft or use the airport for either private or commercial flight. Only government-owned aircraft are allowed to use the facilities. There are currently four passenger terminals in use at the airport, plus a freight terminal.[3] Terminal 1 is used primarily for domestic flights. Terminal 2 opened in 1988, primarily for charter flights to the United States. Ten years later on April 27, 1998, the International Terminal 3 was opened by Canada's then-Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, and former Cuban president, Fidel Castro. International Terminal 3 offers many modern facilities and jetways that the former international Terminal 1 did not provide. Terminal 5 is operated by Aerocaribbean. Today, Copa Airlines is the foreign airline with most flights to the airport, operating 34 flights a week (roughly 5 daily flights) from Panama City, Panama, and Bogota, Colombia. The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA).

  • Playa Baracoa Airport

    Playa Baracoa Airport serves domestic flights scheduled by the local airline Aerogaviota and is situated about 28 km west of Havana, in the village of Playa Baracoa, (Province Artemisa).

  • Car Rental offices next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • Car Rental office Linea y E

    Ave Linea esq. E, Vedado. Habana
    8321692 609m

    Car Rental office 1ra y B

    1ra y B. Vedado Plaza de la Revolucion. La Habana
    78330387 733m

    Car Rental office J y 19

    Calle J, esq 19, Vedado. La Habana
    8375604 927m

    Car Rental office Edificio FOCSA

    Calle L entre 17 y 19 Vedado Plaza de la Revolucion
    78355481 942m

    Car Rental office Tangana

    Calle Malecon y Linea, Vedado. La Habana
    8364766 946m

  • Gas stations next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • L y 17

    L y 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334587 846m

    Guanabo

    Vía Blanca No. 46005 y 462, Intermitente de Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 964093/964094 846m

    Riviera

    Paseo y Malecon. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333027 1km 108m

    La Rampa

    Calle 23 e Infanta, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8731480/873148 1km 517m

    Tángana

    Malecón y 13. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334588 1km 850m

    17 y 12

    Calle 12 esq. a 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8339238/8333272 2km 063m

    El Tunel

    Calle 2 No. 518 e/ 5ta. B y 7ma. B, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2041906/2047470 2km 913m

    31 y 18

    Ave. 31 y 18, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040520 3km 789m

    Ayestarán

    Ayestarán y Ave. de Rancho Boyeros. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 666051 3km 935m

    1ra. y 40

    Ave. 1ra. esq. a 40A. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2046645/2046736 4km 939m

  • Restaurants next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • Chez Merito

    Hotel Presidente, Calle G esq. Calzada, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    8608560 375m

    Fabio

    Calle 17 esq. a J. Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8383716 786m

    La Casona de 17

    Calle 17 No. 60 e/ M y N, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8383136 874m

    El Conejito

    Calle M esq. a 17, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8324671 928m

    Emperador

    Calle 17 e/ M y N, Edificio Focsa, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (53 7) 832-4998 936m

    La Torre

    Calle 17 esq. a M, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8364767 936m

    La Carreta

    Calle 21 esq. a K, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8324485 1km 010m

    Gato Tuerto

    Calle O esq. a 19. Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8360212 1km 075m

    La Roca

    Calle N e/ 17 y 19, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2711435 1km 091m

    Jazz Cafe

    Ave. Paseo y Calle 1ra., Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 55 3475 1km 098m

  • Automatic Cash next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • 0011

    Calle 17 e/ M y N, FOCSA. Havana City
    942m

    0014

    Línea No. 705 e/ Paseo y A. Havana City
    1km 238m

    0073

    Calle 1ra. No. 40 e/ 0 y 2, CIMEX
    2km 767m

    0115

    Calle 70 e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Hotel LTI Panorama. Havana City
    6km 097m

    0030

    Ave. 3ra. e/ 78 y 80. Havana City
    6km 533m

    0067

    Calle 16 No. 306 e/ 3ra. y 5ta.. Havana City
    6km 533m

    0183

    Calle 16 No. 310 e/ 3ra. y 5ta. Havana City
    6km 533m

    0160

    Calle 17 No. 8215 e/ 82 y 84. Havana City
    6km 830m

    0031

    5ta. Ave. esq. a 112. Havana City
    7km 948m

  • Currency Exchange next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • Hotel Riviera

    Calle Paseo esq. a Malecón. Havana City
    (537) 662185 1km 154m

    Hotel Cohiba

    Calle Paseo e/ 1ra. y 3ra. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 184m

    Hotel Vedado

    Calle O e/ 23 y 21. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 492m

    Hotel Nacional

    Calle O y 21. Havana City
    (537) 8733564 1km 967m

    Agromercado 15 y 24

    Calle 15 y 24, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333915 2km 672m

    Kasalta

    Ave. 5ta.B esq. a calle 2. Havana City. Cuba
    2km 890m

    Hotel Deauville

    Calle Galiano esq. a Malecón. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    3km 048m

    Hotel Sevilla

    Paseo del Prado esq. a Refugio. Havana City
    (537) 8639030 3km 597m

    Hotel Parque Central

    Paseo del Prado e/ Neptuno y Virtudes. Havana City
    3km 613m

    Lonja del Comercio

    Calle Oficios esq. a Baratillo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 669628 4km 609m

  • Clinics next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • Retinosis Pigmentaria Centro Internacional Camilo Cienfuegos

    Calle L No. 151 e/ Linea y 13, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8333886 677m

    SPA Hotel Riviera

    Malecón y Paseo, Vedado . Havana City
    (537) 8368756 1km 154m

    Instituto Cardiovascular

    Calle 17 esq. a Paseo, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8382652-53 1km 350m

    Hermanos Ameijeiras

    San Lazaro No. 701 e/ Belascoain y Marquez Gonzalez. Centro Haban
    (537) 8761000 2km 345m

    Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales

    Calle 18 No. 4304 e/ 43 y 47, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2040114 3km 576m

    Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria

    Calle 18 esq. a 43. Playa. Havana City. Cuba
    3km 584m

    Cira Garcia, Clinica Central

    Calle 20 No. 4101 esq. a 41. Playa . Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040331 3km 700m

    Comodoro, SPA Club

    Ave 1ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2045049 6km 685m

    Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital

    Calle 76 No. 3104. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2654800 6km 711m

    Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais

    Ave. 51 No. 19603 e/ 196 y 200. Havana City, Cuba
    (537) 2627022 ext. 478 10km 580m

  • Drugstores next to Malecon Avenue Landscapes
  • International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre

    Calle 23 esq. a L , Vedado. Havana City
    (5348) 8319538 1km 290m

    International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla

    Calle Prado esq. a Trocadero. Havana City
    (5348) 8615703 3km 597m

    International Drugstore 41 y 20

    Ave. 41 esq. a 20, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2069985 3km 740m

    International Drugstore Casa Bella

    7ma. Ave. y 22 No. 2603. Havana City
    (537) 2047980 4km 031m

    International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios

    Ave 3ra. y 82, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2044515 6km 525m

    International Drugstore SPA Comodoro

    Ave 3ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049385 6km 685m

  • Malecon Avenue is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

    The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

    Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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    • birdsofafeather1
      Iivan
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
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      Malecon Havana Cuba
      Construction of the Malecón began in 1901, during temporary U.S. military rule. The main purpose of building the Malecón was to protect Havana from the water and the so-called Nortes, but in reality, it wound up serving more for nighttime promenades by Habaneros, for lovers and most of all for individual fishermen. To celebrate the construction of the first 500m section of the Malecón, the American government built a beautiful roundabout at the intersection of Paseo del Prado, which, according to architects of the period, was the first one built in Cuba with steel-reinforced concrete. In front of the roundabout, where every Sunday bands played Cuban melodies, the Miramar Hotel was built, which was very much in fashion for the first 15 years of independence and which was the first one where the waiters wore tuxedos (dinner jackets), vests (waistcoats) with gold buttons, and did not have moustaches. Subsequent Cuban governments continued the extension of the first section of the Malecón. In 1923 it reached the mouth of the Almendares River between K and L streets in Vedado, where the United States Embassy was built, the José Martí Sports Park and further out, the Hotel Rosita de Hornedo, today, the Sierra Maestra.[3] The Malecón continues to be popular among Cubans, especially among those of lesser means whose other means of entertainment are limited. It is also a means of income for poorer families, as individual fishermen cast their lures there. In addition, it is a hotspot for prostitution by men (transvestites, transsexuals, or traditional) and women.[3] Although the houses lining the Malecón are mostly in ruins, the Malecón remains one of the most spectacular and popular destinations in Havana.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Ian
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      Malecon Avenue
      El Malecon is the famous 8-km / 5-mile promenade that runs along the shoreline to the north of Centro. Locals come here to fish and stroll, while tourists enjoy walking alongside the palms and enjoying the views of both the seafront and the crumbling buildings behind. The Malecon dates back to the early part of the 20th century and this thoroughfare is especially fun on weekends, as it gets rather busy and is awash with cafés and bars. Amongst the Malecon's many attractions is the towering Hospital Nacional Hermanos Ameijeiras, the Monumento a Antonio Maceo and the Torreon de San Lazaro watchtower.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Alice
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      Malecon Sun sets
      Thats our favourite and themost romantic place in Havana. The Malecon- seafront promenade winds for 7 km alongside the city's historic quarters, from the colonial center to the skyscrapers of Vedado. The Malecon is lined with buildings whose pastel hues have faded in the sun and saltu air. Its ashamed that nobody is renovating them. We could see the staircase, because one of the buildings was missing a front wall. Malecon is a place where locals are mixed with tourist. Fishermen we met were very friendly. It was the most romantic sunset we have ever seen. Malecon will always stay in our memories as a place our love grow up and our first vacation together came true.

    • birdsofafeather1
      roberto
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Very good

      Malecon Seawall
      If you have seen the movie Buena Vista Social Club, you surely remember the waves crashing down on the Malecon in the opening scenes and the first thing you'll probably want to do upon arriving in Havana is go for a walk on the Malecon. The Malecon is a huge sea wall that extends from the Vedado area to La Habana Vieja. On sunny days, you'll see old men fishing and young couples cuddling and kids waiting for the waves to come. On the other side of the street, you'll see some of the old beaten down villas that used to belong to rich American tourists (and mobsters). Of all the places we've been to in Havana, the Malecon is the only place where we didn't get hassled - people just go out there to relax and enjoy the view, and so should you!

    • birdsofafeather1
      Colin_and_Kathy_Winc
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Poor

      “Very scenic, but be careful! ”
      My wife and I were walking along El Malecon in the middle of the day when she was attacked by a youth trying to grab her gold chain necklace. Luckily he was unsuccessful and ran off when I chased him and shouted. However, a very nasty experience on what otherwise would have been a delightful walk.

    • birdsofafeather1
      b11lrs
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Average

      “Well worn but under repair ”
      The Malecon is just under 7km in length alongside the sea. The waves crash over the wall in many parts and the salt is wearing the floor away, old seaweed in the same areas leave the surface slippery so be careful. At one end is a nice bar and at the other the castle and main tourist area. Here you... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      Hege F
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Very good

      “A good long walk ”
      The Malecon is excellent in the morning as a jogging path or read a book while sitting down before the sun turns blistering hot. In the evening the Malecon is poorly lit but this is the place where Cubans date, hang-out with their friends, have a drink and play some music. A single girl will be approached and/or whisled, kissed... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      howard0928
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Very good

      “Great walk ”
      Malecon is great to walk for miles on > beware though if seas are running big as certain parts will have very large surf breaking over the wall

    • birdsofafeather1
      Kristen T
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      “Amazing people watching ”
      Hang out or walk here to enjoy the beautiful diversity of culture in Havana, and the buildings and cars that bring character to the city.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Sabs1978
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      “Nice walk with great views ”
      Visited Havana in September 2013. My husband and I started our day with a run along El Malecon a couple of times, as our hotel was not far away. Never felt unsafe or experienced any trouble. The only dangers were crossing the road and the uneven paving; you definitely need to watch your footing! Definitely worth a walk along here,... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      Miguelita304
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      “Go there to watch the sun set!! ”
      It's a nice walk along the Malecon and you'll get great views (and photos) of the sunset! I loved relaxing there after a long day of walking around Old Habana!

    • birdsofafeather1
      Mirtha
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      “La Habana and El Malecon are perfect partners! ”
      A wonderfully long sea wall, waves crashing on to the boulevard, people jumping out of the way, old American cars purring by, and in the evenings, music and cuba libres, oh it is just perfection!

    • birdsofafeather1
      Petjorin
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      “Top notch walk ”
      It must be one of the best places in the world for an evening stroll. Great views and a terrific atmosphere.

    • birdsofafeather1
      LesCooper1
      Review about Malecon Avenue Landscapes
      Awfull Excellent

      “Close your eyes and imagine the galleons floating by.... ”
      Living in Mexico, it's hard not to take a week off and fly to Havana! Talk about history that few Americans ever get to experience. If you are historically literate, it hard not to gasp at every turn in Cuba. The people are very friendly and the sights will revive historic memories if you are over 60 years old. Get... More