Saturday, 14 October 2017

Havana - The Malecon

The Malecon is the lovely promenade that curves around the Bay of Havana.
It's about 8km in length.
The eastern end begins new the old city area (la Habana Vieja) 
The boulevarde Prado (see previous post) leads directly to this end of the Malecon.  

It's also a great spot to view the Castillo de San Salvadore la Punta and the larger Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro.

Equestrian statue of Generalissimo Maximo Gomez, one of the heroes of the War of Independence.
Castillo de San Salvadore la Punta was part of the city's first line of defence when it was first built 1590-1630. Across the port is the bigger Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro. A chain was stretched between the two castles that guarded the entrance to the port. It was pulled tight each night to shut the port or to stop the advance of an enemy ship.

Mr Seasons and the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro.

Locals enjoy walking across the rocks during low tide.
Walking the promenade path often leads to being splashed by big waves as they crash against the rocks and the walls approaching high tide!

Many of the buildings have suffered decay and erosion thanks to the wind and salt water.
Some are being renovated, but most are being lived in as they are.

Primavera - Rafael Miranda San Juan

Hotel Deauville

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome photos! There is beauty in the decaying buildings, and I always love water shots.



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