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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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  • Great place, with a superb view. The experience of climbing the stairs is unmatched. Getting to the Summit is a challenge that all should take
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  • There is that upload 444 steps to get here, bring water and sunscreen. view deslumbraran them .the place is very nice when you get up and during the tour.
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  • me encanto is a cool, open has nice view of the beautiful guayaquil, great atmosphere, delicious food in the end a place you have to go if visits guaya quil
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