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Cerro Santa Ana, Guayaquil

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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 »
  • Part of the must-see tour of Guayaquil, by the Malecon and Las Penas -- not too much walking and very pleasant.  more »
  • Cerro Santa Ana (hill) is where the city of Guayaquil was born in 1530 by the Spaniards and it became a major port in what is now Ecuador, It's a lovely tourist attraction with a 400 plus steps to the...  more »