Attractions in Old Havana

Floating boardwalk to the Alameda de Paula

A floating T-shaped construction leading out into the sea supplies a public space with rest areas and the contact with the sea desired by Havana residents and visitors in general. By way of a floating structure consisting of pantalanes (pier or jetty for ships of less tonnage), it is fixed to the edge of the sea wall using gangways and to the seabed by way of tensors to hold its position. In the near future the walkway is expected to be lengthened and thus connect the Emboque de Luz to the beer hall set in the former Tobacco and Lumber Warehouse, which translates as a work of over a 150 meters running parallel to the bay.

The Alameda de Paula is regarded as the first promenade ever built in Havana in the distant 1776 and since its creation became a genuine social and cultural space for denizens, but with the passing of time its value declined by having its proximity to the sea diminished, seeing as the gradual construction of mooring quays to one of its sides effectively obliterated the marine perspective.

Address: Avenida del Puerto, Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba

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