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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  • Climb the 444 steps of Cerro Santa Ana in Guayaquil, is liable for own and strange activity. The reward is to see the city in all its latitudes and the broad river Guayas along the waterfront of the city. The place is picturesque because it is in travel founders of Hill dwellers living in alleys regenerated and recobecos of great interest and landscaping
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  • I loved this very cool very warm safe place and I recommend it a place that a traveller is not to be missed visit when you visit Guayaquil
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  • Place where the present city was founded, on the mountain lodges. beautiful. And the observation deck, necessary for tourists.
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