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Culture of Guayaquil. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Guayaquil, Ecuador Guayaquil is a large port city attracting tourists with an abundance of historical landmarks and picturesque colonial quarters. Las Penas is the most popular quarter among vacationers. It has managed to preserve many beautiful architectural structures dating back to the colonial era. A great choice for walking is Malecon Boulevard known for many shops and restaurants located here.
Locals have a very calm and balanced character, at first glance they may even seem a little sluggish. Hustling in business and noisy behavior are considered a sign of ill manners, therefore, … Open
Strolling along the beautiful waterfront, you can get to Plaza Civica with La Rotonda. Here you will find one of the city's most famous monuments - statues of Simon Bolivar and Jose San Martin - national heroes whose exploits are never forgotten by local residents. An important historical monument is the Moorish Clock Tower, the construction of which started in 1842 and ended 89 years later. Mercado Sur, a covered market opened quite recently, is of particular interest. This beautiful modern building of steel and glass is a true example of modern architecture.
In the city center, here is magnificent Parque Seminario surrounded by numerous gardens and parks. On the same square is the main religious attraction - Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral. The first church was erected on its site in 1547 but was heavily damaged by fire. The cathedral you can see today was built in the middle of the 20th century. Copyright
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
Get acquainted with the history of the city through a tour of the Municipal Museum, which keeps a rich collection of interesting artifacts. Any sightseeing program must include a visit to the San Carlos Fortress. Built in 1629, the fortress has been converted into a museum to present interesting art collections to its visitors.
Guayaquil, Ecuador An equally attractive cultural institution is the Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. Its exposition presents collections of ceramic products, ancient ritual accessories, as well as jewelry made of precious metals and household items that belonged to the first settlers. In the north of the city is the Historic Park - one of the popular places for recreation. The territory of the park is divided into three zones. The first one is dedicated to representatives of the local flora and fauna, the second focuses on cultural traditions and crafts of local people, and the third demonstrates peculiarities of the national architecture.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Guayaquil
♥   Santuario Nacional de la Divina Misericordia, Guayaquil, 23.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica Catedral San Jacinto, Yaguachi, 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario Nacional Santa Narcisa de Jesús, Nobol, 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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An amazing natural landmark, known far beyond Ecuador, is a waterfall with the frightening name the Devil's Cauldron (Pailon del Diablo Waterfall). To make looking at its beauty more convenient, a spiral staircase has been cut down on a rock for numerous tourists. It literally covers the streams of the waterfall and allows you to view it from all sides. The staircase alternates with small observation platforms and against the background of the fantastic mountain landscapes surrounding it looks simply inimitable. … Read further
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Culture guide to Guayaquil. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Guayaquil: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Guayaquil. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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