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Cerro Santa Ana, Guayaquil
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Dotted with brightly painted homes, cafes, art galleries, and craft shops, Cerro Santa Ana owes its name to a legendary Spanish treasure hunter who topped the hill with a votive cross to Santa Ana. Follow the winding 444-step stairway to reach the lighthouse on the hilltop, which offers panoramic views of the city and its rivers. At the open-air museum you can see the remains of a 17th-century fortress and cannons, which protected the city from pirate attacks. Other highlights include a bar occupying half of a reconstructed pirate ship, a small chapel, and a naval museum. Add Cerro Santa Ana and other attractions to your Guayaquil trip itinerary using our Guayaquil vacation planner.
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  • The interesting thing of the Hill is the panoramic view of the city. It is half tired to get up but it is worthwhile.
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  • Guayaquil keeps with pride its pretty houses, especially in the neighborhood of Las Peñas, where from his Lighthouse I discover a huge city, which has grown on the banks of the great river Guayas. It ...  more »
  • Through this site you can do exercise and at the same time know beautiful places that exist in the path of stairs to reach the top
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