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Las Peñas Guayaquil Ecuador

Las Peñas Guayaquil Ecuador

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Church of Santo Domingo

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Church of Santo Domingo, also known as the Church of Saint Vincent was the first church of this city, built in 1548 and reconstructed on several occasions because of fires.

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Monumento Rocafuerte

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Is a great place to visit and take nice pictures.

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Museums & IMAX theater on Guayaquil's harbor

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Along the harbor anyone can reach the IMAX theater this unique theater offers 3D movies and documentary enriched with culture and information of today's event.

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url:www.imaxmalecon2000.com
address:Pier 2000

Guayaquil Historic Park

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It's a delightful place as soon as you arrive you will feel what Guayaquil's looks like back in the 60's they had rebuild everything and the people there explain you all the history step by step is a Must SEE.

You can either drive or take the Ferry that departs from the Malecon 2000 both ways are great. Check the following Web Site, with excellent information:

www.parquehistorico.com

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tel:283 3807
openingHours:09H00 to 04H00 PM
url:www.parquehistorico.com
email:phg_ecuador@yahoo.com.es

Parque Bolivar

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Gardens with big Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana). Is a great place to see the Iguanas getting feed is amazing to see them falling down the tree or an Iguana fight, with the others males, is a good place to visit and is just a few steps away.

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address:Chimborazo Street
openings:7 to 6 pm
openingHours:7 to 18

Botanical Garden

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The garden located at the foot of the Cerro Colorado hill at Avenida Francisco de Orellana. Here you can find three thousand varieties of vegetable species including hundred and fifty varieties of orchids.

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Barrio las Peñas

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Las Peñas Guayaquil Ecuador
Las Peñas Guayaquil Ecuador
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The Barrio las Peñas located at the foot of the Santa Ana hill is an area of the city with a coastal colonial architecture. It was destroyed and reconstructed several times as a consequence of fires, in particular the great fire of 1896. It has only one street called Numa Pompilio LLona in honor of a famous Ecuadorian man of letters. This street starts at the Planchada which was the place from which the city was defended and ends at the old installations of the Brewery, one of the Guayaquil's first industries.

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address:Santa Ana Hill

Public clock (Moorish Tower)

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It was destroyed by the tides as its base was made of wood. It was rebuilt in 1930, on the same spot. It is a Moorish style tower. The purpose of this clock was not a only to call the people to pray but also to alert the population against pirat attacks or to call for help in case of any need. This great tower was build by Eiffel on France and assemble at Guayaquil's harbor.

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address:Malecon 2000
openingHours:8 to 5 pm

Parque Centenario

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Parque del Centenario - Guayaquil
Parque del Centenario - Guayaquil

Parque Centenario is a small park in the middle of the city. Located in the center you see the Column of October or of Liberty, designed by the Spanish artist Agustin Queirol in 1918. On each side of its base are the statues of Olmedo, Febres Cordero, Villamil and Antepara, men who distinguished themselves in the in the struggle for the independance of Guayaquil. On each angle of the pedestal there are statues which represent History, Patriotism, Heroism and Justice and on top of the Column there is a statue with an outstreched arm holding a torch.

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Municipal Museum

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Municipal Palace is considered one of the best architectonic works of the city. It is built in neoclassical style.

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