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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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  • Is an encounter with Guayaquil, because from the top you can see all city, you can see how the Guayas River forms and where Guayaquil begins and ends, the hill has more than 400 steps to the top, clim...  more »
  • Get ready to walk up lots of stairs I think it's like 440 to reach the top but it's worth it once you get there and see the whole city from that view and on the way up there's plenty of restaurants an...  more »
  • You can see the city from this place. You can go up like 444 steps to the old light house. But if you want to party there are places to da E and eat in every step. So you can enjoy with friends or fam...  more »