The Havana ‘Malecon’ Seawall & ThoroughfareMarch 6, 2012 | Print |
Photo Feature by Elio Delgado Valdes
This is a six-lane street, which on its side closest to the sea has a wide sidewalk and a retaining wall that some say is the world’s longest bench.
And they’re right, because hundreds of thousands of Havana residents and tourists from other countries go there to sit, especially in the summer.
Couples in love go to the Malecon to watch the sunset and enjoy the sea breeze, while many people climb down to the reef to fish or they do so from the wall.
Likewise, thousands of Cubans flock to this walkway in the summer to enjoy carnival in Havana.
A few years ago, the wall of the pier received major repairs with special anti-corrosive materials, as the sea had taken its toll on the extensive structure.
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