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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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  • Cute place to go in couple or groups of friends, full of bars of all type to take some drinks or tourism
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  • After 444 stairs, the view is breathtaking and a merit for the physical effort by 35°C and nearly 100% humidity! Way up to the top is secured by many guardians, very kindly indicating the way at cross...  more »
  • The viewpoint of the Cerro Santa Ana is an interesting attraction for in Guayaquil. Appreciation - questionable indeed - based it on the fact that is not only a high place with interesting views, but allows us to delve into what was the city in the time of the conquistadors, visiting therefore typical bastions of these strategic areas: mirador, Church, fortification... But, in addition, paseo implies the rise of more than four hundred steps that lead to the location, flowing along a promenade that has been arranged for the occasion and which allows to see the neighborhood from the inside with the multiplicity of houses built in tiers with multiple levels, balconies, terraces, narrow streets and internal communications. Aspects that are mysterious and sympathetic the urbanization. On she is unwraps the life real of the neighborhood, and not only a site tourist that, clear is, has your offer of crafts, gastronomy and recreation on them lindes of the staircase of rise. Your visit is pleasant and interesting.
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