Havana’s Alameda de Paula Promenade

December 30, 2016 |

Photo feature by Ernesto Gonzalez Diaz

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HAVANA TIMES — La Alameda de Paula is a promenade in Havana some 400 meters long running parallel to the Port Avenue. It’s found in the San Isidro neighborhood, very close to our national hero Jose Marti’s birthplace, and where the famous Yarini defeated the French Letop in a war of pimps in the early 19th century, before being assassinated by the same horde.

Today, there is a floating path which goes about 100 meters into the port, a brewery in the “Old wood and tobacco warehouse” and the recently constructed docks for small boats which transport people across the bay to the towns of Regla and Casablanca.

It’s a very beautiful place where you can relax, walk, read, talk to friends, and one adventurous person or another even tries to fish here.

 

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  • Ernesto Longa

    According to wikipedia,

    He[Yarini] was killed on November 21, 1910, by gunfire from rival French pimp Louis Lotot and his confederates, who had been waiting for him. Lotot was himself killed in return gunfire from Yarini’s bodyguard.

    A very different account, so which one is true?

  • bjmack

    The colors are mesmerizing, beautiful.