The Malecón habanero is one of the most emblematic places of the city of Havana. It consists of a long concrete wall that spans much of the northern coast of the city. Its construction began in 1901 at the Castle of La Punta and was growing in various stages until, in 1959, to the Tower of La Chorrera, at the mouth of the Almendares River, completing its current 8 Km.
This wall is one of the busiest sites throughout the city. Seat serves daily to thousands of people attending to watch the sea, passing boats, appreciate the sunset or just having a romantic moment with your partner. At night young people use it as a meeting place and recreation. Parallel to the wall is the Avenida Malecon, Cuba's most famous promenade.
Year built:1901 - 1959
Address: Desde el Castillo de La Punta en La Habana Vieja hasta el Torreón de La Chorrera en Plaza de la Revolución
Area: Old Havana
Author: Francisco de Albear
Area of interest: Architecture, film, Literature, Politics, Tradition, Painting