We’ll start the visit of this fast-paced and bold city strolling on its active streets; visit the city Cathedral and the Simón Bolivar square and its famous inhabitants: the arboreal or green iguanas that enjoy the attention provided by locals and visitors.
(above photo belongs to YoTuT)
Continue to the Plaza Cívica to learn about the vigorous history of this city and its influence in the country. The magnificent buildings of the Gobernación and Municipality are excellent examples of republican architecture. The Moorish Tower and the Rotonda are highlights of the river front “Malecón Simón Bolivar”that honors the imposing presence of the Guayas River.Then continue to the Plaza De Santo Domingo, the site of the very first Catholic Church of Guayaquil and to The “Fortín” that served to defend the city from pirates and opportunists and the traditional neighborhood of “Las Peñas by the Cerro Santa Ana, the very origin of this magnificent city that keeps the flavor of the nineteen century splendor of the “Gold bean”….the world famous Ecuadorian Cacao. Book now
(this photo by Veronica Sánchez)