The waterfront along Malecón from the cruise terminal to Iglesia de Paula is in visible transition. Some of the historic architecture along the harbor have renewed elegance after careful restorations. A new ferry terminal – Emboque de Luz – is under construction. The 18th century promenade called Alameda de Paula has been revitalized with shops and restaurants. Its 330 foot length is lined with trees and is a pleasant esplanade for a stroll. Plus, there is an occasional greenspace like the Parque Aracelio Iglesias. Yet many buildings remain neglected, their once handsome facades in advanced state of decay.