Iglesia San Francisco, Guayaquil

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Visit Iglesia San Francisco, the city's third oldest church and the symbol of Catholics all over Guayaquil. The building dates back to the very early 18th century when the structure was made entirely from wood, though it has undergone several renovations since that time. The history of the church dates back further to the 17th century, and links inscrutably to the movement of San Franciscans to Guayaquil, bringing their religion with them. The local attendance of this church remains particularly high, so a visit offers a glimpse of local everyday life. Add Iglesia San Francisco and other attractions to your Guayaquil trip itinerary using our Guayaquil trip builder website .
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  • At the foot of this church has been developed part of the history of Guayaquil, a place of transit to other sites such as Simón Bolívar, the Cathedral Park
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  • An old Catholic Church to visit, located in the commercial center of the city, with masses every hour in the morning and late afternoon, with main devotion to Jesus del Gran Poder and Tuesdays to San Antonio, with girls looking for husband. In a park with the statue of Vicente Rocafuerte, Ecuador's first President, and popular figures, as the Lottery retailer, photographer and a typical vendor of cookies. To the front and in the surrounding area there are some places of food, like burgers, pizzas, meats, seafood and Ecuadorian dishes at very reasonable prices and cozy places. Go on foot or by taxi, then it will be very difficult to find parking during normal office hours. It is two blocks from the Boardwalk and three blocks from the Cathedral and the Parque de las Iguanas.
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  • It is a historical point of the city of Guayaquil, where you can see a church that is in perfect condition.
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Guayaquil's sprawling layout means its center isn't strictly defined, with accommodations spread throughout several neighborhoods. To enjoy the most iconic Guayaquil setting, stay in the riverside neighborhood of Las Penas. For easy access to public parks and some of the best attractions in Guayaquil, stay in the bustling district of La Bahia. If you want a more suburban experience, look farther north to the neighborhood of Simon Bolivar.
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