An evocative 8km-long winding sea drive, Malecón is the most soulful part of our stay in Havana. We lived in a Casa by the sea and had the opportunity to view the coast from dawn to dusk, to observe lovers, singers, poets, fisherfolk and wandering locals.
From the Spanish fort to the Hotel Nacional, Malecón bounds Havana together from the old town to the new Vedado.
We remember the sunset when the weak yellow light filtered like a dim torch onto the buildings of Central Habana.
We were equally awed by the fierce side of Malecón when the weather suddenly turned. A cold front blows in and massive waves crash thunderously over the sea wall.
At whatever time and from whatever point of view, Malecón never failed to impress us with its romanticism.