Along the Malecon you will see beautiful buildings from which their pastel colors paled by the sun and the salt of the sea, and early 20th century 2- or 3 story buildings with a veranda on top, all in a mixture of architecture.
Par example the Kariatide building; one of the most important buildings in the beginning of the Malecon. Build in the 20th century recently renewed and named by the women figures in Art-Deco Style under the veranda. Or the area between Prado and Calle Belascoain. They are still busy renewing this area (2004) Some very nice Casa Particulares and Paladares are located at the Malecon.
A walk along the Malecon will give you the real feeling you must get while visiting Habana. In specific at sunset the buildings get this magical touch when the sun shines on the old buildings. Also at night, lots of lovers kissing and hugging while looking at the sea. A meeting place for young people.
On stormy days the waves attack the seawall and you will see boys playing not to get slammed to the ground by the waves. These storms are inspiration for Santaria religious people, they consider it as the revange of the goddess Yemaya.
Many Cubans do fishing at the Malecon some by sitting on the seawall itself, others take their inner tube and go into the sea to catch their daily fish, dinner for tonight. At daytime kids enjoy the sea while playing games
Photo gallery Havana Malecon