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Sightseeing in Guayaquil - what to see. Complete travel guide

Guayaquil Guayaquil is one of the largest cities of Latin America. The population of this city varies around 2 million of inhabitants. Guayaquil is a large city with relatively well-developed industry and infrastructure. Only in Guayaquil you can find a chain of the largest supermarkets in whole Ecuador. One of them is Mol del Sol that can be translated as “a big sun”. The supermarket occupies several quarters of the city. This is a large trading center, which huge area has enough space, seems, for everything – Internet cafes, banks, shops, playing areas for children, a movie theater and a large café with space enough for 500 people.
Guayaquil, or Ecuador's Sea Gate, as locals often call it, is a great place for all kinds of recreation activities. Here you can have a great time enjoying an active pastime. For example, … Open
The beauty of Guayaquil is hidden in its amazing from architectural point of view embankment with moorage. From time to time a small and beautiful sailing vessel named “Guayas” ties up at the moorage. Nearby are located two amazing parks. One of them is older; it is a cozy and relaxing place where you can find tamed squirrels and motionless iguanas. The second park is more modern and this is the central park of Guayaquil.
Despite the fact Guayaquil is not big in terms of space this city is a home to one of the largest universities of Ecuador – Espol. There are also numerous factories and plants, and a stadium with a large number of sports halls. The stadium is one of the biggest ones in Ecuador and often hosts competitions and other events. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Among obligatory touristic sites of the city, the St. Peter's Cathedral should be noted. The very first church on this place was constructed in the period of the early Middle Ages. For years of existence, it seriously collapsed more than once from fire and has also been repeatedly damaged during attacks of pirates. In 1695, the church was moved to a new place, where it has constantly remained since then. In 1948, the last major reconstruction of the cathedral took place during which it was tried to restore its original state as much as possible.
Today, the most picturesque historical region of Las Peñas is located at the top of the hill of Saint Anne. Once in these parts, the wealthiest residents built mansions. In these magnificent houses lived many famous people including Simon Bolivar. Like many years ago, today at top of the hill is located the beacon. To rise to it, it is necessary to overcome a steep staircase which contains 444 steps. From the platform surrounding the beacon, a smart panoramic view of the city opens. Also It should be noted that in the historical quarter, are located national restaurants most popular in the city.
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Guayaquil offers its guests places for shopping for all tastes. The largest shopping center in the city is Mall Del Sol. It will please with a variety of attractive budget and luxury … Open
The Centenary Park enjoys wide popularity, among fans of the nature and walks in fresh air, it was founded in 1920. The area of this park is more than 20 hectares. In its territory, there is a set of paths for foot and bicycle walks, sports grounds, equipped playgrounds for children, and a lot of cozy places for quiet and lonesome rest. For many years, this well-groomed park has been the constant venue of various cultural events. It will be especially interesting to be visited on one of national holidays.
Guayaquil It will be interesting for travelers who are interested in ancient architecture to visit the General Cemetery Guayaquil. It was founded in 1843 and now in its territory, there are some of the most beautiful crypts. It is possible to see fine monuments of various periods here. In 2003, this historical cemetery was recognized as a sight of state value. At this cemetery outstanding political and military figures are buried. The main value of the complex is ancient monuments. The best masters from Italy and France worked on their production.
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National and city parks around Guayaquil
♥   National Park 'Cajas' , 104.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sangay' , 112.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Machalilla' , 115.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The staircase has also some interesting secrets. It is connected to narrow passages in the rocks. Through these corridors, one can get as close as possible to the streams of the waterfall. But some of them are so small that it is necessary to move around them literally on all fours. After walking up the steep stairs and replenishing your photo archive with spectacular pictures, you can go to a more comfortable and relaxing part of the rest. At the foot of the waterfall there are several attractive restaurants and recreation areas, where you can relax and just enjoy the surrounding natural splendour. … Read further

Sightseeing in Ecuador: things to see

It is also important to mention the city of Cuenca, which is well-known because of the Tomebamba River. There are many historic buildings and squares located on the banks of the river. Travellers often visit El Cajas National Park. The territory of the park includes several hundred lakes and lagoons, as well as the internationally famous Ingapirka religious centre. … Open
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