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El Malecón.
El Malecón (2).
The Malecón is a broad promenade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km along the coast in Havanamarker, Cubamarker, from the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havanamarker to Vedadomarker.

Construction of the Malecón began in 1901, during temporary U.S. military rule. It was completed in three stages
  • in 1901 and 1902, from the Paseo del Prado to Calle Crespo
  • between 1902 and 1921 as far as the Monument to the Maine
  • between 1948 and 1952 to the mouth of the Almendares Rivermarker

There are a number of important monuments along the Malecón, including those to General Máximo Gomez, Antonio Maceo and General Calixto García.

Significant buildings include the Castillo de la Real Fuerzamarker, the Castillo de San Salvador de la Puntamarker, the Torreón de San Lázaro, the Hotel Nacionalmarker and the United States Interests Section in Havana.

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