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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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  • El Cerro Santa Ana is a place located in the city of Guayaquil, at the foot of the Guayas River and next to the traditional Barrio las Peñas, in the viewpoint of the hill, there are different special ...  more »
  • It is a traditional place in the city, its streets are cobbled, with houses of the time some turned into bars or restaurants. There is a staircase that leads to the top of the hill from where you can see the city. Cute site
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  • Cerro Santa Ana is full of history, from the recovery of architecture typical of the area into the urban space exploited now as a tourist area. Neighborhood picturesque and lively. The people of the place is very friendly
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