Browse our guide to Guayaquil activities and businesses to ensure a fulfilling stay here at Grand Hotel Guayaquil. Located in the city’s finance and commerce center, numerous must-see places are within easy access, such as Malecon 2000, the city’s main cathedral, Iguana Park and much more.
Originally built in wood in 1547, the cathedral has been rebuilt several times. The present neo-Gothic style building was inaugurated in 1948 and showcases impressive glasswork windows and a marble altar, transported from Cuenca. The cathedral is located on Chimborazo and Clemente Ballén streets, opposite Simon Bolivar Park.
Situated on 10 de Agosto Avenue and Chile Avenue, the park, which is also known as Seminary Park, is home to many iguanas, some of which approach five feet in length. Both tourists and locals can feed the iguanas mango slices bought from park vendors. There is also a pond filled with Japanese Tilapia and an equestrian statue of Simón Bolívar is located in the center of the park.
En el Cerro Santa Ana, cañones y fuertes permanecen como recuerdos de la historia de Guayaquil. El ascenso a este centro turístico se inicia en las escalinatas Diego Noboa rodeado de casas de colores ... y si usted puede subir los 444 escalones hasta la cima de la colina de Santa Ana será recompensado con la mejor vista panorámica de Guayaquil. Al caer la noche, la luz del faro ilumina la zona de cafeterías, restaurantes, galerías de arte y pequeñas plazas.
As the oldest area of the city, Las Peñas is home to wooden houses and cobbled streets dating back to the 1500's. The crown jewel is Plaza Colon, where the cannons that guarded the city against pirates can still be seen. Las Peñas is best in the evenings where visitors can enjoy cozy bars, cafés and restaurants.
Full of exciting activities, the Parque Histórico is divided into three zones: the Endangered Wildlife Zone, which houses 45 species of bird, animal and reptile in a semi-natural habitat; the Urban Architecture Zone, which has a restaurant and showcases the development of early-20th-century architecture in Guayaquil; and the Traditions Zone, which focuses on local traditions, with emphasis on rural customs, crafts and agriculture.
Located at the end of the Malecón 2000 riverfront promenade, this art gallery features Ecuadorian works ranging from 10,000 B.C. to the present day. In addition to the exhibits, the museum stages photo exhibitions, movies, shows and concerts in the theater or film library and has an outdoor space for street theatre performances.
Located on Calle Sucre between Chile and Pedro Carbo, this museum provides a fascinating glimpse at the history and development of Guayaquil from its days as a hub of Amazonian civilization through the Colonial Era and the struggle for freedom to the formation of the republic to how daily life in Guayaquil has evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.