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. Arrange to visit Cerro Santa Ana and other attractions in Guayaquil using our Guayaquil road trip planner .
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  • The Santa Ana Hill is one of the most iconic tourist spots of the city. You can find bars, dining options. Activities you can climb to the lighthouse to have a privileged view of the city. If you are tourist recommend go tuned and carefully above all. The weekends are usually many people. There are art galleries. And near mut is Leek Santa Anta, which is of the best places to go walking (and safer)
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  • I liked climbing the 444 steps that has the Hill, full of houses on the sides, very confident. It must bring water that gets very hot and the ascent is heavy but will reach the top without any problems.
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  • It is a typical place in the city of Guayaquil that I recommend visiting. You have very nice views.
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