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“Always full of life”
Review of Malecon

Malecon
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Veracruz City Sightseeing Tour Including San Juan...
Ranked #6 of 47 things to do in Veracruz
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Owner description: A beautiful street bordered on one side by the harbor.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Malecon for about one month and the area is always bustling with street vendors and musicians. It's definitely a great place to just sit, relax and people watch.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The place is very interesting and has a great view.
You can observe the massive cargo ships.
There are several spots with street food (corn, esquites, ice cream, etc).
A lot of merchants selling souvenirs and local handcrafts (art pieces).
Unfortunately the whole towns city center was extremely dirty, which was very unfortunate and a nasty experience (horrid smells everywhere and streets flooded with rubbish).
Which overall didn’t make it inviting.

1  Thank AAGPT
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I fell in love with Veracruz' Malecón before I ever saw it 'live & in person'; when watching María Novaro's wonderful 1991 film, Danzón. When I was able to visit, the walk along the waterfront did not disappoint. I love the sculpture honoring the port's engineers and dock workers, and most times of year it's possible to take a leisurely walk all the way to the aquarium, or the Agustín Lara museum, or even further south. It's also well worth going to the San Juan de Ulua fort/prison; on the way you see much more heavy-duty port activity. I also highly recommend John Todd Jr.'s website on various aspects of life in Veracruz, with his lively accounts of the region's social history.

Thank Lucinda M
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Came here on our first day. It is ok but lacks charm. It's a nicer walk if you keep walking after the boardwalk toward boca del Rio as it isn't as crowded and you have a beautiful view of the ocean and rocks. Nice way to kill some time.

Thank allexsa
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Walked several kilometers along the Malecon. It's fine but would be nice if they had more trees for shade.

Thank carne v
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